In coming months the voters of Bass Coast will join with the rest of the country to vote on an issue of such importance to our community.
Council is proud to acknowledge the people of the Bunurong as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and waters. We recognise the unique diversity of the First Peoples here in Bass Coast.
Council is committed to an ongoing process of reconciliation and community strengthening through building strong organisational and community relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
The Voice to Parliament is an important – and overdue – part of our journey towards reconciliation and to building strong and meaningful relationships with the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work.
As local leaders we are committed to building awareness in our community about the upcoming referendum.
Michael Whelan is Mayor of Bass Coast.