Our first Reconciliation Action Plan
Uncle Lloyd Walker with Mayor Susan Wynne
Children from Woollahra Preschool performing a song in Dharawal
Published 1 December 2022
This week we officially launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan with a special event at Council Chambers.
The event featured a Welcome to Country from Uncle Lloyd Walker and a special performance in Dharawal by students from Woollahra Preschool.
“I am so pleased to officially launch Woollahra Council’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and extend our commitment to reconciliation by flying not just the Aboriginal Flag at the Council Chambers but also the Torres Strait Islander Flag,” Mayor of Woollahra Susan Wynne said.
“Our staff worked with the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council, the Gujaga Foundation and Reconciliation Australia to develop the RAP, which provides a roadmap for engaging respectfully with First Nations stakeholders, and creates accountability and motivation to achieve our reconciliation goals, as we strive for inclusivity and creating meaningful and respectful community connections and a culturally safe workplace,” the Mayor said.
Woollahra Council joins a network of more than 1,100 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have made a formal commitment to reconciliation through the RAP program.
The four RAP types — Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate — allow RAP partners to continuously develop and strengthen reconciliation commitments in new ways. This Reflect RAP will lay the foundations, priming the workplace for future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives.
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