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About us > First Nations partnerships

Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Plan

In collaboration with First Peoples and Nations across the state, the Department for Environment and Water 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.

Reconciliation Sub-Committee

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 stretch level plan include:

  • Draft DEW Aboriginal Workforce Plan (currently under review)
  • Cross-cultural Competency Training Framework 2020 to 2023 (implementation and evaluation)
  • First Nations Engagement Guidelines (endorsed December 2021)
  • Aboriginal Business Procurement targets and reporting (2022–23 to 2023–24)
  • Draft Anti-Discrimination Policy (in development)
  • Draft Removing barriers to First Nations peoples’ access and cultural practices on public lands Project Plan (in development)
  • Connection to Country partnerships (in development).

Reconciliation Reporting

The department will soon be commencing quarterly reporting on our progress implementing our plan.

Contact us

Please contact the First Nations Partnership and Reconciliations Unit if you would like to discuss our Reconciliation strategies and initiatives.