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.