The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
We are proud to deliver our second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, which runs from August 2022 to August 2024 and builds on the successes of our first RAP, which was published in 2019.
Our RAP is an important tool to outline a clear plan of action to recognise and incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values and cultural knowledge into all parts of our business.
Its aim is to:
- strengthen our relationship and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities of WA through greater understanding and mutual respect
- develop a structured Aboriginal cultural learning framework to build a more culturally safe and inclusive workplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members
- clarify and promote our reconciliation actions among staff, stakeholders and Aboriginal people to foster a shared understanding of where we are now and where we aim to be in future.