Reconciliation Action Plan and our Working Group

Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) provide a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation. RAPs are practical plans of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities. They create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 4 April 2017, Council adopted the City's first RAP. The City Launched the Reflect RAP with a community event on Saturday 27 May 2017 in conjunction with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum during Reconciliation Week. 

Since the launch of the Reflect RAP, the City has strengthened its relationship with the local Noongar community and celebrated Noongar culture and tradition through numerous events, activities and workshops. Internally, we have strived to create a more empathetic and culturally sensitive workplace which has resulted in the City including an Acknowledgement of Country on all staff signatures, an update of our Welcome to Country Policy to include Noongar language, as well as mandating a Welcome to Country at major City funded events. All City staff attended Aboriginal cultural awareness training sessions in 2018/19 and a Close the Gap Day 2018 morning tea to raise awareness about the inequalities and adversity Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face.

The Innovate RAP was adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 30 April 2019. This RAP aims to continue to build on the meaningful relationships we have developed during the implementation of our Reflect RAP and continue to grow our community’s awareness and appreciation of Noongar culture, as well as our sense of pride in our diversity and rich Noongar history and tradition.The City will continue to provide its staff and Council with opportunities to immerse themselves in Noongar culture during the implementation of the Innovate RAP and ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff have the opportunity to celebrate and share their history, tradition and culture. 

Click here to view our Innovate RAP 

Click here to view our previous plan - Reflect RAP

For further information, contact the Community Partnerships team on 9273 6000 or community.partnerships@vincent.wa.gov.au