Zinfra is proud to launch our inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This is a significant milestone as we continue to play our role in reconciliation in this country.
Endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, our Reflect RAP recognises and acknowledges Australia’s First Peoples and demonstrates our journey to continue to build inclusive and sustainable relationships which are mutually beneficial.
It also recognises our proud history of partnering with Aboriginal communities through the development of various projects and the many positive and long standing relationships we have built with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through supporting local communities and Indigenous employment. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Our vision for reconciliation is for our organisation to foster an inclusive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To achieve this:
We acknowledge the diversity and the valuable contribution of the First Nations peoples to Australian society.
We acknowledge the hurt, dislocation and disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and honour their strength and resilience.
We will continue to build an inclusive and diverse workforce where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural identity is respected and everybody’s contribution is valued.
We will continue to build respectful and inclusive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our projects and activities across Australia.
We will continue to provide our workforce with the skills and knowledge to be culturally responsive to the communities where we live and work.
We will continue to provide equal training, sustainable employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses.
We will lead by example in encouraging others to embrace the advantages and benefits that result from reconciliation.
To bring our RAP to life and help tell the story of our reconciliation journey, we engaged Chern’ee Sutton a proud Kalkadoon woman and artist from Mount Isa, Queensland. Her style combines two worlds of traditional Aboriginal heritage with a modern contemporary twist. We are thrilled to be the recipients of this artwork and will treasure it for years to come as a reminder of where we have come from.
The launch of this RAP makes us proud to be who we are and we thank everyone who has worked to bring this together and the many people who will continue to form and nurture important relationships in the years to come.