Council acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia and recognises these unique cultures as part of the cultural heritage of all Australians.
We pay our respect to the Elders of this land; past, present and future and the significant contribution they have made in shaping the identity of the Goondiwindi Region and Australia.
The Bigambul People are Traditional Owners for approximately 17,134 sq km of country which lies between the towns of St George, Tara and Texas in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. Bigambul country spans part of the Balonne, Goondiwindi, Toowoomba and Western Downs regional councils. More information, including contact details can be found on the Bigambul Registered Native Title Aboriginal Corporation website.
Goondiwindi Regional Council continues to work with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community identifying and supporting community led initiatives that have the potential to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians creating an opportunity to share in the prosperity of the area.
Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s first peoples
The LGAQ has developed a website to provide factual details about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first people.
For further information visit www.recogniseaustraliasfirstpeoples.com