We recognise the need for commitment and action toward reconciliation across all levels of government and industry.
As the Victorian Government’s development arm, we play a critical role in land use, development and precinct creation in our state. We acknowledge the lack of progress towards reconciliation through engagement, such as internal processes including procurement and employment, as well as at a site-specific scale, and relationship building with Traditional Owner groups across Victoria.
We recognise our responsibility, as a landowner and developer, to play a central role in the reconciliation process with Traditional Owners and First Peoples in Victoria.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) provides a framework to formalise our work, evaluate where we are, and guide the organisation to where we want to go.
Yinga Biik Birranga-ga (Sing land and Country), 2020 ¬¬
Steve Ulula Parker (Boon Wurrung, Yorta Yorta and Erub)
Our vision for reconciliation
Our vision for reconciliation in Australia is a united and just society in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their histories and cultures are acknowledged and understood. We commit to actively working towards this vision of reconciliation.
Our journey towards reconciliation draws upon our organisational values – collaborate, innovate and deliver. Across our work, we seek to foster respectful, meaningful and enduring relationships with Traditional Owners of Victoria. We strive for improved social and economic outcomes and we aim to deliver on solutions towards reconciliation.
Our vision is upheld by all employees and we aim for this vision to be shared by our partners in government and the private sector.
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
This RAP supports our strategic focus on meaningful engagement with stakeholders, inclusivity of diverse communities, and delivering projects that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
As our first RAP, this will help us to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, develop new relationships with First Australian businesses and embed new initiatives across the organisation that support procurement and employment opportunities.
The RAP outlines practical action within our sphere of influence. This is our first step on the journey of reconciliation.
For more information contact RAP Working Group Chair: Ronan Mellan, Senior Development Director, Ronan.firstname.lastname@example.org