The City has commenced its journey to developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as a part of our commitment to developing strong relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and increasing the level of engagement that Traditional Owners have with the City.

The development of the City's RAP will generate many partnerships, work towards creating social and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To assist with the development of a RAP, the City has successfully appointed Consultants; Tim Muirhead from CSD Network, Danny Ford and Rose Walley from Kambarang Services. In addition, the City is establishing an internal and external working group of stakeholders to take part in developing the RAP.

As this is the City’s first RAP, also known as the Reflect RAP, the focus will be centred around reflecting on the current Aboriginal engagement, cultural activities/events and informal reconciliation being carried out by the City. Development of the RAP will focus on how the City can increase its level of engagement to build the foundations for relationships, respect and opportunities amongst the Aboriginal community.

The City is pleased to be commencing it’s journey towards reconciliation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and looks forward to working with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community throughout the development of the RAP.

Please keep an eye on this page to stay up to date with the progress of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Questions relating to the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan should be directed to Sally Savage, Community Development Officer on 9461 3111.

Koorden by Rod Garlett, Richie Kuhaupt & Fred Chaney; City of Perth Public Art Collection; image courtesy of Frances Andrijich Photography and Perth Public Art Foundation

Koorden is Noongar for strength and is the Noongar name of the red gum tree – a strong and resilient timber. These six male figures, standing in the heart of Perth on an important ceremonial site, represent all Noongar people. This place was also a source of water and food for the local Wadjuk people for thousands of years. The six men are distinguished, and represented by their unique and highly significant body markings.

Image credit: Koorden by Rod Garlett, Richie Kuhaupt & Fred Chaney; City of Perth Public Art Collection; image courtesy of Frances Andrijich Photography and Perth Public Art Foundation.