WALGA launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Wednesday, 7 March, endorsed at the Reflect level by Reconciliation Australia.

WALGA has been actively involved in the Reconciliation space for quite some time and have worked for Local Government advocating for improved Aboriginal relationships in regional communities. WALGA has promoted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander road safety and at the Aboriginal Culture and Heritage Preservation Forum, have promoted the creation of RAP’s.

RAP’s provide a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation. They are practical plans for action built on relationships, respect and opportunities. They are commitments made within our spheres of influence with the aim to make an impact and improve the lives and experiences of Australian’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

At WALGA, we believe that engagement in Reconciliation provides an opportunity to generate a greater understanding and mutual respect across cultures. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are important to Australia’s national identity and they hold a unique place as the First Australians.

View WALGA's Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.

WALGA had two pieces of art commissioned by local Aboriginal artists Jade Dolman and Kevin Bynder. Pictured below with WALGA CEO Ricky Burges. To read the creation stories behind these pieces of art, please download our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Aboriginal artists Jade Dolman and Kevin Bynder