Karreenga Aboriginal Action Plan - Action 5

Arts and Social Enterprise.

Focus area: Promote education about Aboriginal history and culture within Council and across the community.

Actions Responsibility Timeline/current status Priority Budget/resources
1 Increase visibility of Aboriginal culture through a township place naming protocol and signage guidelines (in accordance with Council policy) and respecting cultural protocols on naming rights. Marketing and Administrative Services (CMU) Medium and long term High Budget required
2 Support the use of Aboriginal names for streets and major new public infrastructure (in compliance with Council’s policy on Place Names). City Development Financial Services Ongoing Medium  Within existing budget
3 Develop community information and awareness resources guide for residents, workers and visitors to the region to help them appreciate the importance of Aboriginal culture and heritage to the City. This can include public promotion of important Aboriginal areas and sites for schools, tourists and the local community. Ensure information about Geelong includes information about Aboriginal heritage. Arts and Culture (ACD)
Community Development (CDU)
Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine (TGGB)
Medium term High Budget required
4 Seek resources to commission Aboriginal Public Art, for display in a prominent location in Geelong including opportunities in the Cultural Precinct. Ensure Council’s Public Art Policy recognises Aboriginal culture including opportunity for public art interpretation in capital works projects for the new cultural precinct. Arts and Culture (ACD) Medium term High Budget required
5 Support interpretation of the Aboriginal food plant display through partnership, including sharing of information with volunteer guides, developing information or website links to the Geelong Botanic Gardens page. Parks and Support Services (PSS) Short term High Budget required
6 Incorporate Aboriginal History in the National Wool Museum. Arts and Culture (ACD) Long term High Budget required
7 With new projects consider deepening understanding of Aboriginal culture i.e. connecting identities. Arts and Culture (ACD)
Community Development (CDU)
Ongoing High Budget required
8 Seek opportunities for Council to fund Aboriginal musicians including supporting Aboriginal music/arts in the city. Central Geelong Marketing (CGM)
Arts and Culture (ACD)
Medium and long term Low Budget required

Key for abbreviations

ACD Arts and Culture Departmen GME Geelong Major Events
ADU Aged and Disability Unit LES Leisure Services
CDU Community Development Unit MCO Mayor and Councillors Office
CGM Central Geelong Marketing ODU Organisation Development Unit
CMU Communication and Marketing Unit PS Property Services
COGG  City of Greater Geelong – Relevant Departments PSS Parks and Support Services
CS Corporate Strategy TGGB  Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine
EDU Economic Development Unit YSU Youth Services Unit
FSU Family Services Unit    

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