Bank Australia is delighted to once again partner with Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) to support the Community HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) Awards.
The finalists of this year’s awards were announced this week. The awards recognise local governments and community organisations that are Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working together contributing to building relationships, respect and understanding between each other.
Rural City of Wangaratta - Bullawah Cultural Trail Project
City of Ballarat – Ballarat Library
City of Casey - Valley Brook Kindergarten Yarning Networks and Workshops
Gannawarra Shire - Stolen Generations
Mildura Rural City Council - Plaque; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial Project and
Yarra Ranges Council - The Urban Indigenous Community, Connection to Culture, Country, Identity and Health research project
Small Community Organisation/Group:
Mullagh Wills Foundation - Reconciliation through Sport - “Journey to the G”;
Phoenix FM - Koori Shout-Out
Tarerer Gunditj Project Association Inc - Tarerer Festival, 'Sharing Culture'
Warrnambool Community Garden Inc. - Indigenous recognition seat
Large Community Organisation/Group:
CoHealth - Wellness Dreaming – Prevention Team
Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee Inc. - 2017 Opening Ceremony Taarndeen Chuurnuurn – ‘Big River’ – The Milky Way
The Sovereign Hill Museums Association/ Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation t/a Wadawurrung : Gnarrwirring Ngitj (‘Learning Together’) Festival
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service - Healthy Lifestyle Team
The HART Awards are a joint partnership between the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and Reconciliation Victoria supported by Bank Australia.
The Community HART Awards will be presented at an event in Melbourne on Friday 2 June 2017 at the Koorie Heritage Trust, during National Reconciliation Week.
Photo: Geelong's Deadly Dancers who were Highly Commended at the 2016 Community HART Awards