City of Rockingham Reconciliation Action Plan
[supplied by City of Rockingham]
Reconciliation Australia has formally endorsed the City of Rockingham’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2021 – 2023.
Endorsement by Reconciliation Australia is the final step in developing the RAP, which was earlier adopted by Council at its ordinary meeting on 23 March 2021.
The RAP is the City’s third Reconciliation Action Plan and is a formal document that encourages the City to look at the systemic changes it can make across the organisation to positively impact the way it works with the local Aboriginal community.
Its key focus is to foster strong relationships, respect for culture and the development of opportunities that can create meaningful change with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Actions outlined in the RAP include building relationships and respect through celebrating National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, and exploring opportunities to support and develop Aboriginal tourism operator/s in Rockingham.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the RAP was developed in close consultation with the City’s Aboriginal Advisory Group.
“Growing and nurturing community connectedness is a key aspiration in the City’s Strategic Community Plan, and Aboriginal heritage and inclusion is vital to this,” Mayor Sammels said.
“The actions of the RAP will fulfil this community aspiration and strengthen relationships with Aboriginal people, which in turn will foster mutual respect, support and cultural awareness.”
For more information or to view the RAP visit rockingham.wa.gov.au/community/aboriginal-community
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