Statement of Commitment, Important Dates & Upcoming Events
In 2001, Stonnington Council adopted the following Statement of Commitment as the foundation for local reconciliation:
“The Council of the City of Stonnington acknowledges that Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples are the Traditional Custodians of this land and have strived to retain their identity and cultures through more than two hundred years of dispossession and colonisation.
Council recognises and accepts its responsibility to learn from, and promote the intrinsic value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, heritage and contemporary aspirations to the wider community, understanding that this enriches Australia’s heritage and our community.
Council acknowledges the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to live according to their own values and customs in our diverse community, subject to Australian law.
Council respects Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples’ special relationship to the land and recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sacred sites and significant places.
Council recognises the valuable contributions to Victoria made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and will work together towards a future of mutual respect and harmony.”