Reconciliation Action Plan - Respect

We have five respect actions in our Reconciliation Action Plan.
Action Deliverable Timeline Responsibility
5. Increase understanding, value and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge and rights through cultural learning. Develop a business case for increasing understanding, value and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge and rights within our organisation. February 2021 Director People and Culture
Conduct a review of cultural learning needs within our organisation. July 2020 Director People and Culture
6. Demonstrate respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by observing cultural protocols. Develop an understanding of Wadawurrung local Traditional Owners and their lands and waters within our organisation’s operational area. July 2020 Manager Healthy Communities
Increase staff’s understanding of the purpose and significance behind cultural protocols, including Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country protocols. July 2020 Director People and Culture
Draft, implement and communicate a cultural protocol document including protocols for Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country for internal and external use July 2020 Director People and Culture
Develop a style guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander correspondence, including recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork, and link with Communication strategy July 2020 Manager Corporate Communications and Marketing
Include Acknowledgement of Country to recognise Wadawurrung Traditional Owners on all staff email blocks, and on the City of Greater Geelong website July 2020 Chief Executive Officer
Display Wadawurrung Acknowledgement of Country plaques in all Municipal buildings September 2020 Manager Healthy Communities
7. Build respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories by celebrating NAIDOC Week. Raise awareness and share information amongst our staff about the meaning of NAIDOC Week. July 2020 Director People and Culture
Introduce our staff to NAIDOC Week by promoting external events in our local area. July 2020 Director People and Culture
RAP Working Group and Karreenga Aboriginal Advisory Group members to participate in an external NAIDOC Week event and assist in promoting events where requested July 2020 Director People and Culture and Manager Healthy Communities
8. Create a physical environment within City of Greater Geelong that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Display culturally appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks in City of Greater Geelong offices and meeting rooms September 2020 Manager Arts and Culture
Investigate the opportunity to use Wadawurrung language in the naming of the new civic precinct June 2020 Chief Executive Officer
9. Celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and achievements at an event on Close the Gap Day annually Coordinate cultural celebration event on Close the Gap Day annually March 2021 Manager Healthy Communities
Encourage staff and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to attend the Close the Gap Day Event annually March 2021 Manager Healthy Communities and Director People and Culture
Ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are central in planning the annual Close the Gap day event March 2021 Manager Healthy Communities




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