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Community input sought on draft Reconciliation Action Plan

Local Land Services is demonstrating its commitment to reconciliation through the development of its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

A final draft RAP is currently on exhibition, which was developed after an extensive four-month, statewide consultation period.

South East Local Land Services General Manager Anthony Marshall said the organisation had a vision for reconciliation and to work collaboratively with First Nations people to help protect and strengthen cultural heritage, share traditional land management knowledge and care for Country.

“Our goal is to establish a solid foundation that strengthens our ongoing commitment to support local Aboriginal communities, organisations, programs and events,” he said.

“A more practical and constructive dialogue with First Nations peoples is something that we have made a priority, and the Reconciliation Action Plan is a great way to start developing ways to create opportunities.”

The final draft RAP has been prepared and updated to reflect the input gained from the consultation sessions and is on exhibition until Monday 12 February.

The draft RAP identifies actions that Local Land Services can take across key areas including:

  • enhancing respect
  • enriching relationships
  • creating opportunities.

Mr Marshall encouraged community members who previously provided input into the Plan to review the final draft prior to its adoption and implementation.

“We are committed to advancing reconciliation by fostering partnerships and relationships that focus on embracing diversity, enhancing respect and providing equitable opportunities for and with First Nations people across NSW,” he said.

To find out more and read the final draft RAP visit: http://open.lls.nsw.gov.au/RAP

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Media contact: Dave Michael, South East Local Land Services, 0418 513 880