Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playgroup
Playgroup meets at Letchworth Community Centre, 28 Miller St, Queanbeyan each second Thursday from 10.00am-12.00pm during school terms. Every other Thursday is spent out and about adventuring on excursions! More information about the program is available by visiting this page or calling our Community Program Facilitator, Victoria, on 6285 6365 or 0484 229 565.
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 2023.
Download our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan - January 2020 - February 2021(PDF, 2MB)
First Nations Consultative Committee
The Committee meets quarterly 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 email@example.com.
Reconciliation Week Walk
2023 Reconciliation Walk
- Date - Tuesday 30 May 2023
- Time - Meet 9.30am at Marj Christian Park on Trinculo Place to Reconciliation Place, Queanbeyan Park
Event ends at 12.00pm
This years theme is "Be a Voice for Generations".
NAIDOC Week - 2-9 July - "For Our Elders"
Each year, QPRC supports local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to apply for a grant from NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs to conduct different bespoke cultural activities during this week to celebrate local land and culture of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples.
2023 NAIDOC event
- Date - Monday 3 July 2023
- Time - 10am (Reconciliation Place, northern end of Queanbeyan Park), 11am (Queanbeyan Park)
Event ends at 4.30pm
- Place - Reconciliation Place, Queanbeyan Park