This consultation is closed.

In July 2019 we asked you to contribute on our Aboriginal Partnerships Plan and Year 1 Action Plan. Thanks to your contributions this plan evolved into the Yana Ngargna Plan 2020–2023 and was adopted by Councillors at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

We acknowledge and thank all Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have contributed their time, energy and knowledge to the development of the these documents.

Read our Yana Ngargna Plan 2020–2023

What did we consult on?

To find out what this plan should include, we spoke to our local Aboriginal community, our Aboriginal Advisory Group and Yarra's Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri. We also spoke with people who work in Aboriginal community organisations.

Based on your feedback, our Aboriginal Partnerships Plan will focus on:

  • Relationships
  • A visible culture
  • Community health and wellbeing, and
  • Organisational development

Read the draft Aboriginal Partnerships Plan and Year 1 Action Plan and let us know what you think.

What did you tell us?

According to the Aboriginal community, and those who work closely with the Aboriginal community:

  • Yarra has strong relationships with the Aboriginal community.
  • You appreciated how we approached January 26, and The Stolen Generations Marker.
  • We are clear and transparent, but should do more to communicate what we are doing.
  • We have good historical resources. You would like us to showcase more Aboriginal history and culture in Yarra.
  • Yarra’s Aboriginal events were popular, including Smith Street Dreaming Festival and BlakWiz.
  • Supporting vulnerable people is important. You would like to see more initiatives that do this, like the Billabong BBQ.
  • You would also like to see more employment opportunities for Aboriginal people.
  • You would to see more employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in Yarra.


If you have any questions about the plan, please contact Colin Hunter, Aboriginal Partnerships Officer, on 9205 5555 or