Reconciliation Action Plan

During 2017 - 2019, the City’s former Aboriginal Advisory Committee, members of our community, Council and staff, Reconciliation WA and Reconciliation Australia, supported and guided the development of our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 'Reflect'. 

The City of Bayswater Reflect RAP 2019 - 2020 paves the way for the City’s unique reconciliation journey, and provides a framework to guide the City’s staff and Council towards creating an inclusive and respectful environment, in which the cultures of our First Peoples are acknowledged, shared and celebrated.

Our Reflect RAP November 2019 - 2020 was officially launched on Friday, 15 November 2019, following endorsement from Reconciliation Australia.

To read the Reflect RAP, please visit the link below.

Reflect Reconciliation Plan

If you have questions about the City's Reconciliation journey, please contact Community Development on 9272 0658 or email

What is a RAP?

Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) are practical plans of action based on three key elements - relationships, respect and opportunities. RAPs help workplaces build understanding, promote meaningful engagement, increase equality, and create sustainable employment opportunities and positive outcomes.

A RAP is a strategic document that supports the City of Bayswater's Business Plan. It includes practical actions that will drive the City's contribution to reconciliation within the organisation, and in the communities in which it operates.

What is the RAP Program?

The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.

The RAP program contributes to advancing the five elements of reconciliation:

  • Race relations
  • Equality and equity
  • Institutional integrity
  • Historical acceptance
  • Unity.

No matter where an organisation is on its reconciliation journey, there is a RAP to suit. Workplaces can be supported to develop one of four types of RAP:

  • Reflect
  • Innovate
  • Stretch  
  • Elevate.

Each of the four RAP types describe what is required to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within the organisation and wider community.

What type of RAP is the City of Bayswater developing?

There are four types of Reconciliation Action Plans - Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate.

The City is implementing its first RAP in the series which is Reflect following endorsement from Reconciliation Australia in 2019. 

A Reflect RAP will enable the City to scope and develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, decide on its vision for reconciliation and explore its sphere of influence before committing to specific actions or initiatives. This process will help to produce future RAPs that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable.

One of the actions listed in the City’s Reflect RAP (2019- 2020) is for the City to “Continue our reconciliation journey by developing our next RAP (Innovate)”.Community engagement for the City's second RAP - Innovate has now commenced.

The draft Innovate RAP Implementation Plan will be presented to the City's Reconciliation Advisory Committee on Wednesday 2 December 2020 for comment.

If you have questions about the City's Reconciliation journey, please contact Community Development on 9272 0658 or email

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