Gympie Regional Council supports the diversity of our community, understanding we are all equal regardless of our background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe.
Today in council, officers will present a process for the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan for the organisation. If endorsed, work will commence to develop the plan which will encourage all staff across the organisation to improve relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the region.
Over 750 organisations across the country, including surrounding councils such as the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast Councils have developed these plans.
Supporting diversity within our community is a high priority and our values reflect this: Our Community – active, diverse, creative and engaged.
This year we celebrated 150 years since the discovery of gold in the region. However the region’s history is far greater and this work will help us expand and acknowledge work with the Traditional Owners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the region.
Diversity is inclusive, it is important that as a council we aim to work with all our community to ensure they are entitled to the same treatment, opportunities and respect.