What is the Aboriginal Community Plan and why do we have it?

    The Aboriginal Community Plan Bayikulinan aims to highlight the needs and opportunities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in Lake Macquarie and identify priorities and strategies to undertake over the next four years to support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

    This plan forms part of a suite of plans that identify Council’s actions in working with various groups, such as children and families, young people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, over 55s and people with disability.

    The Lake Macquarie Aboriginal Community Plan Bayikulinan is a strategic document that links in with these Council plans and strategies:

    • Arts, Heritage and Cultural Plan 2017-2027
    • Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027
    • Ageing Population Strategy 2022-2026
    • Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-2025
    • Lake Macquarie Children and Family Strategy 2021-2024
    • Culturally Diverse Lake Mac Plan 2021-2024
    • Lake Macquarie Youth Strategy 2020-2023
    • Lake Macquarie Crime Prevention Plan 2021-2024
    • Aboriginal Heritage Management Strategy 2011.

    Who is invited to give feedback?

    • Elders, knowledge holders and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are encouraged to provide feedback. 
    • Anyone who would like to provide feedback on the draft Aboriginal Community Plan Bayikulinan