Young first nations female performing emu dance
SURVEY STILL OPEN:  There’s still time to give us your thoughts and ideas to update our Reconciliation Action Plan with the online survey open until 29 June. Image: Dulbinya Dance Group at the official opening of the Wagga Wagga Multisport Cycling Complex in 2022.


How should Wagga celebrate First Nations culture and history

Published: 20 Jun 2024 2:59pm

Council is seeking feedback and ideas from the local First Nations community and allies to update our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

This plan guides Council’s commitment to reconciliation in Wagga Wagga on Wiradyuri Ngurambang.

Aboriginal Community Development Officer Michaella Alexander says First Nations Community involvement is crucial for our RAP Renewal to ensure that this plan is both meaningful and effective.

“We know that the unique experiences and cultural knowledge of local First Nations community is invaluable in crafting a true reflection of current needs, history, and future aspirations,” Ms Alexander said.

“This is an opportunity for you to pinpoint specific areas for impactful change, such as cultural heritage protection, employment opportunities, communication and educational initiatives, leading to more positive outcomes.”

Consultation for the renewal of our Reconciliation Action Plan will conclude on Friday, 28 June 2024 at 5pm.

Council is also seeking to commission artworks by local Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri artist/s to be used as the key visual element across Council’s updated Reconciliation Action Plan document.

First Nations artwork
CREATIVE FAMILY: The Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2022 – 2024 features artworks created by four Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri siblings, Taniesha Fonua, Tyler Fonua, Teana Fonua, and Tevita Fonua.

Submissions also close at 5pm on Friday 28 June 2024.

To provide your feedback and ideas, or to make an application for the Artwork EOI, contact Council's Aboriginal Community Development Officer or Community Development Coordinator on 1300 292 442 or email