RAP Launches as Collaboration of Works Comes to Fruition
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has launched its third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the period 2019 to 2022.
Acting CEO Craig Walker said the RAP provides a strategic plan that aims to provide real and lasting opportunities, and builds on the achievements made together for the benefit of the local and wider Australian communities.
“GPC is proud to present our third RAP and recognise that together we can continue to improve our past achievements and work towards closing the gap,” Mr Walker said.
“Throughout our 100-year journey, we have become an integral part of the communities in which we operate, working alongside the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda peoples.
“Delivering on our RAP is a high priority for GPC and we are, and will continue to be committed to closing the employment, education and economic gap between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea
Islander Peoples and the broader Australian community.
“We aim to create and sustain positive and beneficial change by raising awareness, knowledge and understanding of the histories and cultures the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander peoples and their communities.
“We will continue to focus on the key themes outlined in our RAP and work hard on forming stronger sustainable relationships, greater mutual respect and creative opportunities.
“I thank our team and the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander community who have contributed to the plan and are committed to working towards a reconciled Australia,” Mr Walker said.
The RAP 2019 – 2022 is available in hard copy at GPC’s Kullaroo House reception or online at www.gpcl.com.au/indigenous-relations .
An Official Ceremony to launch the RAP on 11 December has been postponed until the new year out of respect for sorry business within the local Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander community.
GPC passes on their sincere condolences to the community for their loss.