About Reconciliation

Water Corporations manage a resource that was considered by Aboriginal people as one of the most important and sacred – water. We all need water to survive, and the protection and management of our water ways is just one example of where Aboriginal people and business need to work in partnership.

What is Reconciliation?

Reconciliation is about building better relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander peoples.

What is a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)?

A Reconciliation Action Plan documents what the Corporation commits to do to contribute to reconciliation in Australia. Each RAP has a specific framework with minimum requirements for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our RAP is an agreed plan of how Westernport Water intends to contribute to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their connection to the land and waterways. Our RAP commits to implement specific actions that build respectful relationships and outline opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Westernport Water is at their beginning of its journey to reconciliation and is focused on building the foundations for relationships, respect and opportunities as it develops and implements the actions identified in its Reflect RAP.

View Westernport Water’s endorsed Reflect RAP here – Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2019 – Adopted

Our Commitment
To build resilient, liveable, healthy communities that recognise and respect indigenous cultures, histories and achievements

Supporting Reconciliation
Looking for something to do this NAIDOC week on the Bass Coast? We have joined forces with Bass Coast Shire Council Phillip Island Nature Parks Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group to support a number of community events. NAIDOC WEEK – joint event poster 2018

Reconciliation Action Plan Group

Our Journey to Reconciliation
Our journey will be guided by the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan. This will be developed through a process of meaningful and respectful engagement with the Aboriginal Community and will outline how the corporation will acknowledge and build strong and respectful relationships with the local Aboriginal community.

Our RAP Working Group
Our RAP Working Group consists of 12 members of Westernport Water’s workforce, community members, local Aboriginal community and representation from key local indigenous stakeholders.

On the road to Reconciliation

Read the article about Westernport Water’s Reconciliation journey