Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Acknowledging our original inhabitants

Fairfield City Council acknowledges the original inhabitants of the Fairfield area, the Cabrogal of the Darug Nation. 

Fairfield City Council endorsed a Statement of Commitment between the Council, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council and the local Aboriginal community in April 2005 to:

  • Acknowledge the history that has occurred between Aboriginal people and European settlers in the area.
  • Make a commitment to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal community members to implement culturally appropriate service provision; and
  • Develop, promote and support Aboriginal involvement in local events and celebrations conducted by Council.

The Statement of Commitment builds on a significant number of joint projects between Fairfield City Council and the local Aboriginal community including the Plantlines, Warali Wali and Hilwa Park projects.