Aboriginal Liaison Committee

Overview

The purpose of the Aboriginal Liaison Committee is to provide communication between Council and the Aboriginal community.

The Aboriginal Liaison Committee meets as needed.

Objectives of the Committee

  • To raise the profile of Aboriginal issues within the Shire
  • To facilitate and support objectives to create an enhanced quality of life for Aboriginal people
  • To work with Aboriginal organisations to obtain common goals

Aboriginal-Liaison-Committee-Terms-of-Reference(PDF, 111KB)

Delegates

The Committee shall be comprised of Council, Aboriginal Community & the wider community.

The Committee may, at its discretion, allow non-members, observers and advisers to attend meetings of the committee to facilitate exchange of information and to provide specialist advice and counsel to the Committee.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone:1300 ASK SVC (1300 275 782)

Achievements

The Aboriginal Liaison Committee has been instrumental in identifying the needs of the Aboriginal community in Tumut Shire and supporting the following projects.

Bila Park

The “Bila - Park – Gathering Place” project of a parkland sculpture aims to revere and respect the local Aboriginal history and culture, by telling the traditional story in artistic elements within the landscape site. The 'Gathering Place’ is located in parkland acquired by Tumut Shire Council in 2002 adjacent to the Tumut River bounded by Fitzroy, Merivale and Wynyard Streets in Tumut. The Gathering Place has a local and regional level of significance. 

Brungle Health Facility

The Brungle Health Facility was officially opened in June 2005. The Management Committee are citizens from the Aboriginal Community in Brungle.

Shared Responsibility Agreement

Tumut Shire Council supported a Shared Responsibility Agreement between Tumut and Brungle Indigenous community and the Commonwealth of Australia through the Wagga Wagga Indigenous Coordination Centre. Council was the host employer for a CDEP training program that involved between three and seven workers at different times over a 6 month period.

Feasibility Study for Aboriginal Cultural Centre

A feasibility study for the proposed Aboriginal Cultural Centre, to be situated at the corner of the Snowy Mountains Highway and Capper Street, was  carried out in early 2005 by the Riverina Business Enterprise Centre. The project will require considerable finance to become a reality.

Memorandum of Understanding

In March 2010 Tumut Shire Council adopted the Memorandum of Understanding with the Aboriginal community.

Brungle Wastewater System

Works on the scheme was completed, 31st March 2007, with the exception of decommissioning of the old sewerage treatment plant.

Brungle Water Augmentation Scheme

The Brungle Water Augmentation Scheme was officially opened by Minister Sartor in 2005