Reconciliation action plan 2015/17
Our first Department of Water reconciliation action plan is a strong commitment to improving how our agency works with Aboriginal stakeholders as well as how we engage Aboriginal people in our workforce.
The department’s vision for reconciliation is that Aboriginal people are engaged with our workforce and in our water business.
We will achieve our vision by building strong partnerships and increasing staff awareness of Aboriginal cultures and histories.
We will look at innovative ways of delivering our business to increase the opportunities available for Aboriginal people.
About the plan
Building on a decade of what works well and what needs improving, we are making a public commitment to not only what we do now, but what we strive to achieve in future.
Aligning with Reconciliation Australia’s three core principles, this reconciliation action plan focuses on:
Defining best practice engagement for water management and planning, through collaboratively developing policy for Aboriginal engagement and providing support for staff working with Aboriginal stakeholders.
Celebrating Aboriginal cultures and their diversity and inviting all staff to participate and learn through culturally significant celebrations, training and web resources.
Providing economic opportunities through aboriginal employment and supplier diversity on departmental projects.
If you would like more information on our reconciliation action plan please contact the Office of Director General, Department of Water on (08) 6364 7600.