- Last updated:
- 12 Sep 2017
The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2017-2019 supports social and economic opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast RAP Fact Sheet provides a snapshot of the Sunshine Coast RAP.
The RAP contributes to achieving the intent of the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 and builds on Council’s commitment that "in all our unique communities, people are included, treated with respect and opportunities are available to all”.
The RAP is underpinned by the following guiding principles:
• Enriching relationships, meaningful relationships assist council to respond to the aspirations of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
• Enhancing respect, respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities enhances relationships, embraces diversity and promotes harmony.
• Creating opportunities, providing equitable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to support council’s vision - to be Australia’s most sustainable region - healthy, smart, creative.
• Tracking and Progress, the First Peoples Advisory Committee and RAP Working Group will publicly report on the annual activities of the RAP.
Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates of significance
Sunshine Coast Council recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates of significance. For a comprehensive list, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Cultural days of significance.
Strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses on the Sunshine Coast
Economic independence is one of the building blocks of successful communities. Sunshine Coast Council supports linking local, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses with private sector and government supply chains.
The Black Business Finder is an initiative of ICN (the Industry Capability Network). It is Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business directory. For a list of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, under region select “South East Queensland” and under Local Government Area select “Sunshine Coast”.
For more information, contact council’s customer service centre.