Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (February 2022 – April 2023) is an important step towards further strengthening relationships, creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and sharing and preserving culture.
Relationships, respect and opportunities are the key focus areas of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
As an organisation, we will enliven the RAP:
- By nurturing and developing key community partnerships, promoting reconciliation and celebrating the unique arts and culture of our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, we can strengthen relationships and connections across the community.
- By creating opportunities in education, research, employment and procurement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, we acknowledge the valuable contributions these communities provide to the Sutherland Shire.
- By increasing our understanding, recognition, and celebration of cultures, histories, knowledge and rights through cultural learning, we extend a greater respect to our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander friends, neighbours, colleagues and family.
Council also has a Reconciliation Statement which was released on 19 May 2003. The statement was created in collaboration with the Aboriginal Advisory Committee.