First Nations Partnerships
  • Last updated:
  • 21 Jul 2022

Council’s First Nations Partnerships (FNP) team aims to be a leader in First Nations’ (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) engagement, while nurturing a shared future that embraces culture, heritage, and diversity.

The FNP team facilitates First Nations collaborations and partnerships on the Sunshine Coast by advocating for community needs, providing advice and supporting engagement.

According to the ABS Census in 2021, 8,332 persons identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander lived in the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area (Sunshine Coast region). This represents 2.4% of the total resident population.

Council's FNP team focuses on four strategic pathways:

Council incorporates the First Nations' values of:

  • Connection
  • Listening
  • Story
  • Community

What the FNP team do:

  • Community engagement
  • First Nations partnerships (including Native Title & Cultural Heritage)
  • Celebrating significant dates
  • First Nations policy advice
  • Reconciliation Action Plan development, implementation and reporting

Customer enquiries relating to the region’s Traditional Custodians, council’s Reconciliation Action Plan or other First Nations projects supported by council, can be emailed to the First Nations Partnerships team.


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First Nations services and support