Reconciliation Plan – turning good intentions into measurable actions

by Water Corporation

(Government)

img

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).

related projects

Adult literacy schools in PNG by Anglican Board of Mission
Strong Women. Strong Business by Indigenous Business Australia
Delivering sustainable development through infrastructure by Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA)
Global goals for local communities by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
Wanzauni Livelihoods Improvement Project by Anglican Board of Mission
National Youth Summit by Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth)
Applying SDGs – Determining Socio-Economic Indicators ... by Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victoria
Australian Marine Debris Initiative by Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Spatial data infrastructure to help monitor and evaluate Aus... by AURIN – Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network
Women in MBA (WiMBA) by Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong
ANZ SDG Bond by Australia New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ)
Anti-Racism: It Stops with me campaign by Australian Human Rights Commission
Achieving gender balance in water utilities by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
Day At The Zoo by City West Water
Strengthening Multi-stakeholder partnering by The Partnership Brokers Group
Green Star by Green Building Council of Australia
Northconnex by Transurban
Promoting the Advancement of Women Everywhere by Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
Get the experience and training you need to find a job by Department of Jobs and Small Business
Green Star – Communities by Green Building Council of Australia
Financial Inclusion Action Plan by Good Shepherd Microfinance
Addressing the social determinants of injury by The George Institute for Global Health
Economic empowerment for women in Tanzania by Australian Volunteers program
SDG National Forum by Fatouma TOURE
The Impact Assembly by PwC Australia
The Individual Deprivation Measure Global Program by Individual Deprivation Measure
Getting started with the SDGs in Universities by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific
Tropical Sustainable Design by Tropical Urbanism and Design Lab (TUDLab), James Cook University
We’re all in this Together by Healthy Cities Illawarra (HCI) and University of Wollongong (UOW)
Economic independence on traditional land by Indigenous Business Australia
Willing to Work by Australian Human rights Commission
SDG Toolkit for Systems Thinking and Collaborative Approache... by Australian Council for International Development
17 SDGs in 2018 – a year of awareness raising activiti... by United Nations Association Victoria and Deakin University
creating the capacity for people to invest space with meanin... by Place Agency at the University of Melbourne
Fighting hunger in australia by Foodbank Australia
Barangaroo South by Lendlease
International Legal Training Program by McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer
Applying SDGs – Determining Socio-Economic Indicators ... by Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victoria
Renewable Energy in the Water Industry by Water Services Association of Australia
University Commitment to the SDGs by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific
Cooling the planet to feed the World by PundaZoie Company Pty. Ltd.
Environmental Sustainability and Innovation by Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
Circular Economy Design Sprint by The Common Purpose Collective
Transforming Australia: SDG Progress Report by National Sustainable Development Council
Business & Sustainability Forum Series by United Nations Association of Australia (WA)
Kwale Cotton Project by Business for Development
Thriving Communities Partnership by Thriving Communities Partnership

Does your organisation have a project to include?