Reconciliation Plan – turning good intentions into measurable actions

by Water Corporation

(Government)

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Project implemented: 2012 - ongoing

Project goal

To strengthen relationships with Aboriginal communities and increase the opportunities for Aboriginal contractors and suppliers.

delivering on

why is this project important?

This project is important to Australia because it is improving relationships with Aboriginal communities and increasing opportunities for Aboriginal contractors and suppliers.

impact to date

3.1%
increase in Aboriginal workforce in total workforce

Improved relationships with Aboriginal communities. Increase in opportunities for Aboriginal contractors and suppliers.

The Water Corporation’s 2015-18 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is the Corporation’s fourth RAP and aims to achieve “Elevate” status with Reconciliation Australia. This status is achieved by organisations considered to be leaders in the reconciliation.  All target areas contain actions and measurable targets.

Target areas in the current RAP:

  • Relationships (internal resourcing of RAP, Reconciliation events, external network participation).
  • Respect (representation in communications materials, inclusion of Aboriginal history in our waterwise schools materials, staff cultural awareness sessions, cultural protocols such as acknowledgement/welcome to country, sponsorships, NAIDOC events).
  • Opportunities (homelessness networks, regional reconciliation activities, recruitment/retentions programs, goods/services opportunities for Aboriginal owned companies).
  • Reporting (external visibility of RAP activities, reporting and evaluation of RAP progress).

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