GREATER Bendigo councillors have adopted a new Reconciliation Plan.
Mayor Margaret O'Rourke said the plan was developed following consultation with Traditional Owners, Indigenous residents, city staff, and the general public.
The plan will focus on a number of areas including improving Aboriginal employment and economic outcomes, increasing the visibility of Aboriginal culture across Greater Bendigo, and the promotion of Aboriginal place naming.
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Cr O'Rourke said the plan would build on the city's first Reconciliation Plan 2016-2019.
"Council is strongly committed to reconciliation," she said. "The new plan provides a clear direction for the city to continue to advance reconciliation and support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for the next four years.
"The plan articulates how the city and other partner organisations will engage in reconciliation and includes the city's responsibilities under the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Recognition and Settlement Agreements," she said.
The plan will be formally launched during NAIDOC Week, which will take place in November this year.
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