In collaboration with First Peoples and Nations across the State, the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) aims to build meaningful, enduring change and equity for First Peoples and Nations in Caring for their Country.
Our vision is for our work to be founded upon a deep understanding of First Nation cultures, respect for contemporary interests, productive partnerships and First Nations taking a leading role in conserving and sustaining Country.
The Reconciliation Action Plan will contribute to working towards this vision.
Our Reconciliation Sub-Committee of Executive is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation and review of the Reconciliation Action Plan. The Sub-Committee is comprised of representatives, including First Nations employees, from divisions across the agency.
Key initiatives under our Innovate level Plan include:
• DEW Aboriginal Workforce Plan 2019 – 2022 (endorsed December 2018)
• Draft Cross-cultural Competency Training Framework 2019 – 2022
• Draft First Nations Partnership Framework (currently under external review)
• Aboriginal Business Procurement targets and reporting (2017/18 – 2018/19)
The Department will soon be commencing quarterly reporting on our progress implementing our Plan.
Please contact the First Nations Partnership and Reconciliations Unit if you would like to discuss our Reconciliation strategies and initiatives.