Unitywater’s vision for reconciliation is for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to be acknowledged, respected and celebrated for their contributions to the environment, water and the community.
We are committed to leading positive change in our region, making a meaningful difference for a diverse and inclusive future.
Our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), our Innovate RAP was officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in October 2020. It follows the completion of our first Reflect RAP in 2019 and builds on our formal commitment to reconciliation and building stronger relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We have a social and economic responsibility to the community in which we operate and through this commitment we aim to:
build respect and trusting relationships by communicating openly with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including Traditional Owners, individuals, community groups and businesses
increase diversity in our organisation by providing employment opportunities and promoting work experience through our career pathway programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
raise awareness and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and provide a supportive and sensitive work environment
make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of a remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on Mornington Island through the provision of technical support and mentoring for improved water and sewerage services
explore opportunities through our procurement team for increasing the accessibility of our service contracts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.