Draft Aboriginal Commitment and Action Plan



The City of Hobart has long been committed to social inclusion with varying degrees of focus on issues pertaining to Aboriginal people and culture. This work has been guided by the City’s 2002 Aboriginal Strategy. In February 2019, the Council approved the development of a new framework and action plan to guide and drive the City of Hobart’s work in Aboriginal programs and to replace the now outdated 2002 Strategy.

The draft Aboriginal Commitment and Action Plan 2020-22 (ACAP) has been developed by Aboriginal people and City of Hobart staff during a significant engagement process. It is anticipated that the ACAP will be endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The ACAP sets out the City of Hobart’s commitment and approach to working with Aboriginal people in Hobart, including specific actions to be delivered over the life of the plan.

Key areas of action include:

  • Walking Together: Building relationships and working in partnership with Aboriginal people.
  • Visibility and Truth Telling: Raising the profile of Aboriginal people, heritage and culture across the city and sharing the truth of history.
  • Cultural Safety: Building a culturally safe workplace and increasing understanding and respect.
  • Inclusion and Equity: Demonstrating leadership in social justice and inclusion in partnership with Aboriginal people.
  • Governance and Accountability: Design and maintain robust systems to support action, accountability and a long term commitment.

We recognise that this topic is of interest to the Hobart community and we value your views.

Get involved and have your say in the following ways:


Feedback for this project will close at 5 pm on 15 November 2019.



The City of Hobart has long been committed to social inclusion with varying degrees of focus on issues pertaining to Aboriginal people and culture. This work has been guided by the City’s 2002 Aboriginal Strategy. In February 2019, the Council approved the development of a new framework and action plan to guide and drive the City of Hobart’s work in Aboriginal programs and to replace the now outdated 2002 Strategy.

The draft Aboriginal Commitment and Action Plan 2020-22 (ACAP) has been developed by Aboriginal people and City of Hobart staff during a significant engagement process. It is anticipated that the ACAP will be endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The ACAP sets out the City of Hobart’s commitment and approach to working with Aboriginal people in Hobart, including specific actions to be delivered over the life of the plan.

Key areas of action include:

  • Walking Together: Building relationships and working in partnership with Aboriginal people.
  • Visibility and Truth Telling: Raising the profile of Aboriginal people, heritage and culture across the city and sharing the truth of history.
  • Cultural Safety: Building a culturally safe workplace and increasing understanding and respect.
  • Inclusion and Equity: Demonstrating leadership in social justice and inclusion in partnership with Aboriginal people.
  • Governance and Accountability: Design and maintain robust systems to support action, accountability and a long term commitment.

We recognise that this topic is of interest to the Hobart community and we value your views.

Get involved and have your say in the following ways:


Feedback for this project will close at 5 pm on 15 November 2019.