Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council will continue to ensure that the Community has a happy, healthy and safe future and is able to lead by their cultural and traditional ways..

THE COUNCIL'S MISSION

Through effective leadership in local government, the Council will reach its vision by: Education and Training- ensuring the Community has access to quality education and training services, to improve employment skills.
Health- ensuring the Community has access to health services that meet their needs.
Infrastructure-developing and maintaining infrastructure and essential services that benefit the Community.
Economic Development and Partnerships-developing partnerships with Government, Industry and the Community to create long term economic development.
Culture-maintaining traditional cultures for future generations

Values

  • Leadership
  • Community
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Culture
  • Environment

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council supports the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) engagement with a Queensland Volunteer Working Group, aligned with ANTAR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) and Reconciliation Queensland (a peak indigenous body in Queensland) in the development of a website that provides factual details about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia's first people.

The group aims to try to elevate the discussion in Queensland and throughout Australia about the forthcoming constitutional referendum for the recognition of first peoples in the Australian Constitution by communicating with grass roots people of all cultures. The website offers a resource that enables people to browse information both for and against the referendum, showcasing various viewpoints.

For more information on the constitutional recognition of Australia's first peoples, please visit http://www.recogniseaustraliasfirstpeoples.com/