Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Platypus Playgroup

Aboriginal image of platypus

The Platypus Playgroup is held on Thursdays during the school term. Every second Thursday they meets at Letchworth Community Centre, 28 Miller St, Queanbeyan and the alternate Thursday is spent out and about adventuring on excursions! More information about the program is available by visiting this page or contacting our Community Team on 1300 735025 or emailing community.team@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The 'Reflect' RAP represents Council’s commitment to respectful and strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and works to promote reconciliation in the broader community.   The current RAP was endorsed by Council on 18 December 2019. Work has commenced on the second stage of the QPRC RAP 'Innovate' which focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation. We expect this to be completed in 2024.

Download our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan - January 2020 - February 2021(PDF, 2MB)

First Nations Consultative Committee

The Committee meets bi-monthly and provides a vital link between Council and the local Aboriginal community; respecting the Aboriginal community’s right to self-determination and community empowerment.  For more information please contact our Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer - Aroha Groves via email aroha.groves@qprc.nsw.gov.au.

Reconciliation Week Walk

Reconciliation Week is being held from 27 May - 3 June 2024. The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.

2024 Reconciliation WalkRec-Walk-2024-Poster.jpg

Each year, QPRC holds a large and symbolic walk for reconciliation, which involves all of the schools across the Queanbeyan Palerang region, along with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and the broader community. The walk takes place from Queens Bridge, along Monaro St and ends with an official ceremony in Queanbeyan town park. 

This year the walk is being held on Tuesday 28 May. We will gather at Marj Christian Park in Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan at 9:30am. The walk will finish at the sunken gardens at Queanbeyan Park (cnr Campbell & Lowe St).

NAIDOC Week - first week of July

We will update this page once we have finalised our 2024 event.