Clarence City Council is developing its first Reconciliation Action Plan and are seeking partnership with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community.

Why does Clarence need a RAP?

Over the past years Clarence City Council has been working on a range of projects with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and is now developing its first Reconciliation Action Plan. Working on this and further Reconciliation Action Plans will assist council to take meaningful action to provide a voice and opportunities for Tasmanian Aboriginal and First Nations people in Clarence.

As a priority, the Plan will aim to reflect the views and aspirations of the Tasmanian Aboriginal and First Nations community. To start the process a Working Group has been set up with community members to ensure good oversight and engagement. Council will need to engage widely to make sure communities are heard. That will not be a simple process and to do it meaningfully will take time. The Council have engaged Reconciliation Tasmania (RT) to work on the roadmap together.

How can you get involved?

There are two ways you could get involved with the development of the plan.

  1. You could be part of a conversation to share your thoughts and ideas on what council can do.
  2. You could join the RAP Working Group to provide advice and support as we develop the plan.

Where can I access more information and stay updated?

Council is starting consultations in April 2022 and will seek to continue talking with communities throughout the project. The target date for completing the first draft plan will be December 2022.

If you would like to schedule a conversation, learn more about the working group or express you interest in joining, please contact Community Planning and Development Officer Dimi Papavassiliou on 03 6217 9773 or email


Artwork by Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Takira Simon-Brown.

Title: Oyster Bay River Country – Paredareme minanya milaythina.

In recognition of being on the other side of the river and the rivers crossed to connect across Clarence.