National Reconciliation Week 2022
National Reconciliation Week, which starts today, provides all Australians with an opportunity to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and ways each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Mirvac started its reconciliation journey by partnering with Reconciliation Australia to produce our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which was published in 2017.
In June 2021 we released our second plan, which provides a framework for us to create respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It outlines not only our duty, but our genuine desire, to respect, engage and collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who we recognise as the Traditional Owners of the land and seas on which we live, work and play.
Our RAP identifies five guiding principles that will inform how we make decisions on our contribution to reconciliation in Australia and there is an opportunity for every part of the business to take action.
1. Understanding - We will build awareness, knowledge and cultural competence in our people so that each of us is empowered to carry Reconciliation forward through our work and personal lives.
2. Talent and employment - We will become a workplace where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples want to work, grow and build their careers.
3. Economic partnership - We will be a trusted partner that accelerates the economic development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and communities, supporting them to thrive
4. Respectful development - We will reimagine our projects to reflect and include local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and communities.
5. Spaces for connection - We will create spaces for dialogue to occur that builds cultural competence in Australia.
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Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.
Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.