City of Darwin's RAP sets out actions that council will undertake to promote understanding and reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander australians and non-Indigenous australians.
In Darwin, we are privileged to live, work, raise our children and call home to a place that the Larrakia people have lived in and cared for, for more than 60,000 years. Our RAP is a commitment to our staff and community to recognise the significant contributions of the Larrakia people in Darwin and to work collaboratively with Larrakia and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build a vibrant, creative and inclusive community.
Our RAP was developed by a nine-member RAP Working Group, comprising three community members, an Elected Member and five staff. It builds on the foundations City of Darwin has already developed, through structured and deliverable actions across three pillars:
Through this RAP, our Council is committed to addressing three key priorities:
- Creating social and economic benefits for Australia’s first peoples
- Providing youth-focused programs, employment and support
- Building a culturally safe workplace and vibrant community.