Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Council is currently developing its first Reconciliation Action Plan, a Reflect RAP.

A RAP is a formal commitment to support First Nations people's rights, culture, heritage, needs and aspirations. It will outline the shared approach Council will take to progress reconciliation and work alongside all Aboriginal people in Council’s services.

A ‘Reflect’ RAP has a 12-month lifespan and is for organisations new to reconciliation and who are unsure how to get started.

Extensive community consultation has been completed to inform the development of the RAP. The next step in this process is to establish the Reconciliation Working Group that will help guide and oversee the development and implementation of the RAP.

Expression of Interest closed Thursday 16 November 2023.

The working group will be comprised of no more than 15 people including the following stakeholder groups.

  • 1-2 identified seats for Traditional Owners (Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation)
  • 3 identified seats for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members
  • 1 identified seat for a representative from Nillumbik Reconciliation Group (NRG)
  • Other seats will be filled by key internal and external stakeholders as required.

The initial responsibility of the Reconciliation Working Group will be to contribute to the development of a draft RAP document for endorsement by Reconciliation Australia.

Once the RAP is endorsed, the working group will have responsibility in overseeing the implementation of the RAP deliverables. The working group will meet formally 4 times per year, with an additional meeting dedicated to induction and on-boarding.

The first RAP Working Group meeting will be held in December 2023.

The meetings will be conducted over a half day. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members will be appropriately renumerated for travel and/or time provided. The term of the working group will be until the end of the 12 month Reflect RAP, approximately until mid-late 2025. Terms of Reference.

Engagement - Detailed findings