ICACC would like to congratulate the Shearwater Festival on being awarded the Community HART Award for 2015 in the Community Organisation category.
The HART awards are presented in partnership between the Victorian Local Governance Association and Reconciliation Victoria. The awards celebrate projects in which local governments and community organisations are Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together.
The Shearwater Festival Working Group coordinates the festival and the Shearwater Education Program, which are now in their fourth year. The Shearwater Festival is auspiced by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages (VACL) and led by a partnership of Bass Coast Shire Council and Phillip Island Nature Park. The festival working group is comprised of a cross-section of community members and staff from VACL, Bass Coast Shire Council and Phillip Island Nature Park.