The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is about developing strong foundations on which to build relationships to achieve a lasting and successful investment in reconciliation. Our RAP is a commitment to reconciliation that documents what is currently occurring and highlights our future planning using a holistic approach. The RAP will create lasting and meaningful relationships, encourage respect, and promote sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians within our region.
Council’s first Gladstone Region Reconciliation Action Plan Reference Group has been formed, this group is made up of two elected members and seven members from our community. The group of volunteers will provide strategic advice to Council to drive the successful delivery of the Plan's actions which aim to create lasting and meaningful relationships and promote sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in our region.
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from community members that would like to join the GRC RAP Reference Group.
The GRC RAP Reference Group is a formal advisory body to Gladstone Regional Council. The group will provide strategic advice to Council in relation to the RAP process, creating lasting and meaningful relationships and promote sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within the Gladstone Region. Membership of the group will include a maximum of 8 community members. This excludes Council Officers that may need to attend in a non-voting capacity.
Expressions of interest will be reviewed by a panel, with Council making appointments to ensure a diverse representation of gender, age and location. Preference will be given to people who live, work, study or have associated links with the Gladstone Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.