During National Reconciliation Week, Infrastructure Australia released its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The document will serve as a public commitment to the national reconciliation movement and was developed in partnership with Reconciliation Australia.
It outlines the organisations commitment, over the next year to learning as an organisation, exploring partnerships and enabling staff to take practical, actionable steps to contribute to reconciliation.
Reflect RAP, is hoped to help Infrastructure Australia develop its knowledge base and strengthen its advice in areas that have an effect on quality of life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In its introduction to the plan, Infrastructure Australia says it will work to establish the organisation as a trusted partner of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“We look forward to establishing strong, mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners who can help us to innovate and deliver better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” the organisation said.
Infrastructure Australia acknowledged that in preparing for the future of infrastructure, it recognises the importance of learning from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique history of land management and settlement, art, culture and society.
In the plan Romilly Madew, CEO of Infrastructure Australia states, in her message of commitment, that across the country, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations are developing innovative solutions to improve local quality-of-life outcomes.
“As an independent advisor, committed to the promotion of best practice, we look to these innovative solutions that deliver on community need,” she said.
“We are grateful for the relationships we have grown in the development of this RAP and for those yet to come.”
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