"We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, elders past and present, the ancestors of the land on which we live, work and learn."
Phillip Island Nature Parks has developed its second Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-18 (RAP) under the guidance of Reconciliation Australia. The development of this RAP came in response to a strong desire across the organisation to connect, learn and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and came after nine months of considered consultation by a working group made up of staff, community members, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal community representatives.
This ‘Stretch RAP’ replaces the RAP 2012-14 and contains 32 actions with measurable targets. Actions are aimed at furthering the Nature Parks’ commitment to reconciliation through developing strong relationships, fostering mutual respect and exploring and providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.