Reconciliation Action Plan
As a part of the Logan: City of Choice Action Plan 2013-2015, Logan City Council has committed to developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which outlines how Logan City Council will contribute to reconciliation locally within Council's sphere of influence.
Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2015 - 2017
On 17 June 2015, Council endorsed a Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 1239 KB) (RAP) for implementation over the three year period from 2015 to 2017.
Logan City Council has developed a RAP as Council's response and commitment to supporting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians in our organisation and the community.
Council's RAP has been prepared by a working group of Elected Members, senior staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and interested staff from across the organisation. Conversations and input from existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network groups and Elders has also informed the development of Council's RAP.
Community support has been expressed for Logan City Council embarking on the RAP journey:
Local Aboriginal Elder and previous Aboriginal Co-Chair of Reconciliation Queensland, Aunty Heather Castledine, is supportive of Logan City Council's RAP:
"I am excited that our local Council has shown their commitment to reconciliation by developing a Reconciliation Action Plan. I encourage other organisations to follow Logan City Council's lead in taking this step towards closing the gap".
Logan: City of Choice Initiative Chairperson Jude Munro has also expressed her support:
"I strongly support Logan City Council developing this Reconciliation Action Plan. It is important to recognise the history and contribution of Logan City's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is important for all of us because this respect and recognition enriches all of us. I congratulate Council, its leadership and its elected members on this excellent document".
The RAP program is a national framework of action that aims to support organisations to deliver practical actions to build strong relationships and enhanced respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. More information about the national RAP program can be found online at: Reconciliation Australia.
Council's Reconciliation Action Plan is an important Logan: City of Choice Initiative.
Logan City Council's draft Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was available for public consultation from Wednesday 11 March to Friday 17 April 2015.
If you would like to know more about Logan City Council's RAP please contact Council's Community Development Program by phone on (07) 3412 5858 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015-2016 progress highlights
Logan City Council has made significant progress in the delivery of Council's RAP since its commencement in 2015. An overview of progress highlights and achievements for the 2015 - 2016 period has been prepared, which includes highlights from Council's RAP Impact Measurement questionnaire submitted to Reconciliation Australia in September 2016.
Statement of commitment
RECOGNISE is a voluntary working group aligned with ANTAR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) and Reconciliation Queensland, formed to try to elevate the discussion in Queensland and throughout Australia about the forthcoming constitutional referendum for the recognition of first peoples in the Australian Constitution.
More information can be found on the Recognise Australia's first peoples website.