Why is this important?
Councils are major consumers in local economies, especially in rural and regional areas.
They can play a greater role in supporting Aboriginal economic development by purchasing goods and services from Aboriginal owned and run businesses. A business relationship can benefit council, the Aboriginal business and the local community.
What can your council do?
The 2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey found that 64% of councils have to varying levels procured some goods or services from Aboriginal businesses. The services includes performance, heritage services, catering and land management.