Bundaberg Regional Council acknowledges the Traditional Country of the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai Peoples and recognises that this Country has always been and continues to be of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. We recognise the thousands of generations of continuous culture that have shaped this Country and the people on it. We pay respects to Elders, past and present.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s First Nations Strategy 2022-2026 informs the importance of cultural awareness, appropriateness and inclusion throughout all of Council. It outlines a framework to develop and implement cultural strategies and actions. It introduces the use of cultural protocols as guiding principles for regional engagement and communication practices. Further, it supports Council’s commitment to advance reconciliation in collaboration with First Nations communities.
The First Nations Strategy respectfully aligns with the vision and values of Council’s Corporate Plan. It underpins aspirations of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement and Reconciliation Action Plan and its primary function is to coexist, with interchangeable deliverables in both.