Gladstone Ports has launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the period 2019 to 2022 to provide a strategic plan for more opportunities in the industry.
Acting Gladstone Ports CEO, Craig Walker, said the RAP also builds on the achievements made for the benefit of the local and wider Australian communities.
“GPC is proud to present our third RAP and recognise that together we can continue to improve our past achievements and work towards closing the gap,” Mr Walker said.
“Throughout our 100-year journey, we have become an integral part of the communities in which we operate, working alongside the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda peoples.”
Mr Walker said delivering on the RAP was a high priority for GPC and as they continue to be committed to closing the employment, education and economic gap between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander Peoples and the broader Australian community.
“We aim to create and sustain positive and beneficial change by raising awareness, knowledge and understanding of the histories and cultures the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander peoples and their communities,” he said.
“We will continue to focus on the key themes outlined in our RAP and work hard on forming stronger sustainable relationships, greater mutual respect and creative opportunities.
“I thank our team and the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander community who have contributed to the plan and are committed to working towards a reconciled Australia.”
The RAP 2019 – 2022 is available at www.gpcl.com.au/community/indigenous-relations.