A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a strategic document that includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the community in which it operates. The RAP contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation (Race Relations, Equality and Equity, Unity, Institutional Integrity and Historical Acceptance) by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
There are four types of RAPs that an organisation can develop: Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate. Each type of RAP is designed to suit an organisation at different stages of their reconciliation journey.
The City of Ryde has now developed its ‘Reflect’ RAP, which has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The plan contains a series of deliverables for Council to action in order to start the journey of reconciliation. The Reflect process will also contribute to the development of future RAPs and will ensure they are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable.