Our Place on Country provides strategic direction on the Department’s vision, principles and outcomes for embedding Aboriginal cultural knowledge into the work of the Department.
It is more than a statement of intent or a recognition of Aboriginal identity: it is a roadmap to empower Aboriginal voices within decision-making; to give Aboriginal people greater choice, access and control over land, water, housing and resources within the state; to drive success in Aboriginal organisations and businesses; and to create better outcomes for every Aboriginal person in NSW.
Wherever you are in NSW, you’re always on Country. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is integrating Aboriginal knowledge into their community programs to improve shared understanding of Country.
The Roads to Home program is fixing up roads in some of the most remote communities in NSW. The program is being delivered as part of the Our Place on Country Aboriginal Outcomes Strategy, a roadmap to better empowering Aboriginal voices within decision-making and create better outcomes for Aboriginal people in NSW.