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Aboriginal culture
Council has a strong working relationship with the Aboriginal community and respects the Aboriginal culture of the Wanaruah people. 

Council is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes enquiries and applications from people from all cultures, also supporting NAIDOC and Reconcilliation Week celebrations.

Acknowledgement of Country
The importance of Aboriginal heritage and culture is recognised with an Acknowledgement of Country said at the start of all Council meetings.

The wording for the Acknowledgement was developed by the Aboriginal Advisory Committee as follows:

“I would like to begin by paying my respects to Elders past and present of the Wonnarua/Wanaruah people and acknowledge their custodianship of the land on which we are meeting today. I would also like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside within the Singleton Local Government Area.”

Aboriginal Advisory Committee
The Aboriginal Advisory Committee is made up of Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal organisations and Council representatives who are elected for a four-year term.

The committee meets every two months with the purpose of providing advice to Council on Aboriginal and broader community matters. It focuses on building upon the strengths of the Aboriginal community and ensures Aboriginal community members know about opportunities available, while providing support to reach goals.

The Aboriginal Advisory Committee is governed by a Terms of Reference

Picture of Aboriginal Advisory Committee
Members of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee: Warren Taggart, Jo Vinson, Cr Val Scott, Jenny Campbell, Dannielle Luck, Jean Hands, Cr Tessa Capsanis and Laurie Perry

For more information please contact Council's Community Development Officer.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290