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The TRRA as a collective authentic Aboriginal leadership role is to provide the highest standard of regional governance, through mutual accountability, advocating, supporting and strengthening local communities towards sustainable long-term partnerships. This will be achieved through strengthening the capacity of leaders and community members as a group, in negotiating and setting regional priorities.

The role and responsibilities of the TRRA is to work towards ensuring Aboriginal communities have a real and genuine voice in negotiations/consultations in determining what services are being developed and implemented.

Vision:

The vision of the Three Rivers Regional Assembly (TRRA):

  • To foster and nurture leadership.
  • Be acknowledged, accepted, and known as the voice of the Aboriginal peoples within the TRRA boundary.
  • Enhance Governance and Management to strengthen cultural integrity within local and regional communities.
  • Encourage transparency, consistency and accountability in all decision-making within local and regional communities.

 

Values

The values of the TRRA members are:

  • Mutual respect and understanding – we respect ourselves, we respect others and in all negotiations, we will seek to understand and be understood.
  • Advancement through education – we can help ourselves through individuals
  • Cultural sustainability – honouring our past, preserving our artefacts and places; and ensuring intergenerational knowledge transfer.
  • Cultural participation – we will encourage our communities to participate at a local level knowing that the more people we have participating the stronger we will be.

As members, conduct is guided by the following principles and values:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Accountability to our communities
  • Transparency
  • Selflessness
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Confidentiality
 

Terms and conditions

Three Rivers Regional Assembly (TRRA) acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land of NSW and pays respect elders past, present and future.

TRRA recognises and respects the cultural authority of Traditional Owner groups within the region and asserts that our work does not make recommendations that would impinge on the cultural influence or autonomy of local groups.

TRRA acknowledges the aspirations of the Aboriginal peoples to participate more fully in the social, cultural, economic and political life of the region in a way that preserves and enhances Aboriginal cultures and identities of the region and increases control, self-sufficiency and sustainability of its member communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this website contains images of people who have died. The story of Three Rivers Regional Assembly could not be told without recognising their achievements. In some Aboriginal communities, seeing the names and photographs of deceased peoples may cause sadness and distress, particularly to relatives of those people. Do you wish to proceed?