A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It is a framework that organisations use in working towards their vision for reconciliation. A RAP includes practical actions to drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates. A RAP outlines ‘what we will do’ in relation to reconciliation.

Reconciliation Australia is the lead body for reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation Australia’s vision is ‘for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. Our purpose is to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation.’

There are four different types of RAPs that an organisation can develop, they are:

  1. Reflect
  2. Innovate
  3. Stretch
  4. Elevate

AlburyCity has been able to commence developing a RAP at the Innovate level. This is largely due to the positive relationships that AlburyCity has with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

There are four core pillars that capture 70 actions that will guide AlburyCity on its reconciliation journey:

This pillar focuses on strengthening the community’s understanding and respect towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and experiences.

Without respect, it is not possible to foster a united and equitable community. Albury has a rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and ensuring that each of these has a voice and an outlet for expression and truth-telling is important for social cohesion and healing.

This pillar focuses on building strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community. This is essential to support the long-term success of our local community by paving the way for fostering meaningful relationships through a partnership approach for developing and delivering these initiatives and activities.

This pillar focuses on providing equal opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation to help Close-the-Gap that exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. By providing opportunities and removing existing barriers that may prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement, the Council can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members through increased economic and social participation.

This pillar focuses on ensuring that effective governance and reporting is established and maintained throughout the entire reconciliation journey.

We welcome your feedback on the draft Reconciliation Action Plan. Submissions will be received until 5:00 pm Wednesday 25 May 2022 and can be submitted via the form above or addressed to:

Community and Place, PO Box 323 Albury NSW 2640 or info@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

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