We walk together, we work together
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.
The Nature Parks is privileged to manage the Crown Land that forms part of the traditional lands of the Bunurong People and acknowledges that the Land, Waters and Sea are of spiritual, cultural and economic importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The Bunurong People refer to Phillip Island as ‘Millowl’.
Our shared vision for reconciliation: We walk together, side by side, respectfully caring for the Country, Waters and Sea of Millowl. We create a shared future of recognition, opportunity and true partnerships with Traditional Custodians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We create opportunities for healing through responsible and respectful truth telling and knowledge sharing.
Our reconciliation commitment is stated in our Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022.
This plan is delivered by the Nature Parks’ Reconciliation Advisory Committee which meets four times a year to provide advice to the Board and implement our Reconciliation Action Plan. Read the latest minutes here.
We are also proud to host events to commemorate significant days and weeks in Australia’s calendar including:
- National Sorry Day – Sunday 26 May 2019
- National Reconciliation Week – 27 May – 3 June:Grounded In Truth, Walk Together With Courage
- NAIDOC Week: 7-14 July 2019: Voice, Treaty, Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.
- Stay tuned for final event calendar coming soon!