27 July 2017
Power and Water is proudly the first Northern Territory Government owned organisation to develop and implement an inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in accordance with Reconciliation Australia’s vision for organisations to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation.
Chief Executive Michael Thomson said the launch of the RAP is a defining moment and demonstrates Power and Water’s commitment to reconciliation.
“The RAP will help us deliver our vision by enhancing healthy lifestyles and essential services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in urban, rural, remote communities and outstations. We are investing in developing effective employment and training programs and strategies to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in a diverse culturally competent workforce. Corporate and government bodies all play a defining role in building a secure future for Territorians.”
The RAP is a progressive step forward to show Power and Water’s reconciliation vision and demonstrates our support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to have the same opportunities in health, employment and education as other Territorians.
“Power and Water understands the long term economic benefits of employing Aboriginal people, and it is well placed to promote reconciliation across the Territory through its networks and outreach,” said Professor MaryAnn Bin-Sallik, Reconciliation Action Plan Chair and Director of Power and Water Corporation Board.
The RAP will foster Power and Water’s objective for a more dynamic, innovative and diverse workforce, reflective of the wider community we service.