Land of opportunity for Aboriginal community

The Glenorchy City Council has finalised a donation of land to the Karadi Aboriginal Corporation to support ongoing community programs and reinforce the council’s reconciliation action plan.

Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said the 1905 square metre parcel of land was adjacent to Karadi’s premises in Rothesay Circle in Goodwood and was managed by Karadi under a formal licence agreement.

“The council agreed that donating this parcel of land would bolster Karadi’s work in and around our community, as well as being in the spirit of reconciliation,” she said.

“The additional land will allow Karadi to strengthen its work with the Aboriginal and wider community, allowing to better meet the social needs of people it works with.”

Mayor Thomas said Karadi outlined that some spaces on the combined property would continue to be used for community gardens, incorporating a bush tucker walk with plant interpretation.

“The additional land will enable Karadi to pursue expansion of its facility so it can provide services such as the Indigenous Australians Health Program, integrated team care, neighbourhood houses, home care packages, allied health services as well as a number of other funded programs,” she said.

“While Karadi is an Aboriginal community-run organisation with many Aboriginal programs, it is also an inclusive organisation that also provides critical support to the broader local community.

“Karadi has a history of strong and positive engagement and the benefits of its programs are widely accepted within Glenorchy City Council. We are excited to be able to support Karadi with this donation.

“We are pleased that this donation is in line with the council’s reconciliation action plan, underlining our commitment to work with the Aboriginal community and provide the best possible support we can for their program delivery.”

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