Reconciliation Action Plan

The City of Bayswater Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan October 2021 – October 2023 has received endorsement from Reconciliation Australia.

The Innovate RAP is the second plan to progress the City’s reconciliation journey. The plan has been developed with input from the Reconciliation Advisory Committee and from community and key stakeholders.  This plan responds to community aspirations to help us work towards our vision for, and commitment to reconciliation together with First Nation peoples.

If you have questions about the City’s reconciliation journey, please contact Community Development on 9272 0609 or email

What is Reconciliation?

Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians

Reconciliation is based and measured on five interrelated dimensions: historical acceptance; race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity and unity.


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 is an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan?

An Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) outlines actions that work towards achieving our organisation’s unique vision for reconciliation. Commitments within this RAP allow organisations to be aspirational and innovative in order to gain a deeper understanding of its sphere of influence, and establish the best approach to advance reconciliation.

An Innovate RAP focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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