Our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2017-2020 is driven by our Reconciliation Policy that stipulates that 'reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal peoples for the benefit of all Australians'.
We have long embraced the importance of reconciliation and the significant role we can play in it. All actions included in the RAP have arisen through community conversations and are built upon 15 years of reconciliation efforts.
We are proud to have worked closely with the Whittlesea Reconciliation Group (WRG) to develop this plan, and we will report regularly to the group on its progress.
The Stretch RAP has 27 actions that we will deliver over the next 4 years under the 3 pillars of Respect, Relationships and Opportunities.
Key actions include:
- treaty circles with local community members
- undertaking detailed planning for a local Aboriginal lead Gathering Place
- Aboriginal cultural competency training for Council staff and Councillors
- continuing support for Bubup Wilam
- employment target of 2% of all Council staff being Aboriginal by October 2020