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Reconciliation Action Plan for Lismore Council

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Celebrating the Reconciliation Action Plan and NAIDOC Day in Lismore. Photo supplied.

On Friday Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg launched Council’s new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the 2022 NAIDOC Day celebrations.

Cr Krieg said this is Council’s third RAP. ‘It is designed to support and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and embed reconciliation throughout Council.’

Mayor Krieg launches the Celebrating the Reconciliation Action Plan. Photo supplied.

The RAP will run for two years and outlines specific actions for achieving Council’s vision for reconciliation.

The focus of the 2022/24 RAP is on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders towards reconciliation, and developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Mayor Krieg said the latest RAP was built on the successes and achievements of the two previous RAPs.

‘A workplace, and a society that is inclusive of all, listens to each other, and works together to achieve a common goal is my vision for Lismore,’ he said.

Commitment and direction

‘This will take time, but with the commitment and direction of our Reconciliation Action Plan, it is a goal that I believe is achievable in the foreseeable future.

A family event for NAIDOC. Photo supplied.

‘I would like to thank all of Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who stood up and helped to develop this plan. I look forward to working closely with all Council staff to make this plan a reality.’

If you would like to read the RAP, it can be found on Council’s website at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au under the Council & Engagement tab or on the Reconciliation Australia website.

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  1. While Krieg and the Councillors rep on the ROUS board have put destruction of the Widjabul Wiabul mobs cemetary and religious cultural site for a new Dunoon Dam (despite an existing well researched and Adopted Plan without a dam) back on the table. Words are cheap.

  2. Cripes! – Why did I vote for Cnr Keig’s ticket ?
    He’s gone ‘woke’ already – after only 6 months in the job that he promised and we all hoped he would do.


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