Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Armidale Regional Council prides itself on its strong, positive relationship with the local Aboriginal Community. 

Council's Gayinyaga Aboriginal Community Consultative Committee is the key forum by which Aboriginal Community members can liaise directly with Armidale Regional Council.

The Gayinyaga Committee has a long history with Council and is one of the longest standing Aboriginal Advisory Committees to Council in New South Wales.  Meetings of the Gayinyaga Aboriginal Community Consultative Committee are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 12pm in the Function Room, upstairs in the Civic Administration Building of Armidale Regional Council.  All members of the Aboriginal Community are welcome to attend and those wishing to be added to the mailing list should contact Council's Community Services Administration Officer Hayley Ward on 6770 3832 or hward@armidale.nsw.gov.au.

Mr Cyril Green is Council's Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer and facilitates Council's Aboriginal Action Plan 2015-2019 (PDF 821.8KB), as well as coordinating the local Aboriginal Interagency meetings, annual NAIDOC Week activities and other Aboriginal community events.  He can be can be contacted on (02) 6770 3936 or emailed at cgreen@armidale.nsw.gov.au.

As part of the Aboriginal Action Plan a feasibility study was undertaken in 2013 to research the possibility of an Aboriginal Monument being created in Armidale. The Armidale Aboriginal Monument Feasibility Study  (PDF 3.1MB)can be read here.