We are proud to announce that Reconciliation Australia has endorsed WSAA's first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Water Services Association of Australia joins a network of more than 2,200 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have made a formal commitment to reconciliation through the RAP program.
A RAP is both a process and a document that provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement. We consider ourselves in the Reflect phase of our reconciliation journey and are building the foundations for relationships, respect, opportunities and governance.
Our RAP is championed by WSAA staff across our organisation. WSAA Chair, Roch Cheroux says,
"I am proud to introduce the inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan for the Water Services Association of Australia. The Australian and New Zealand water industry of today is privileged to walk in the footsteps of those that came long before. WSAA itself operates within the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri and Gadigal people (Melbourne and Sydney), and our members across Australia and New Zealand, operate on so many more traditional lands and communities."
"Reconciliation is a vital part of the urban water industry’s evolution. As the peak body for the industry, WSAA looks forward to making our contribution, both within our own organisation, and as part of the broader service we provide to our members who are spread across all of Australia and New Zealand."
"We look forward to delivering the commitments we make in this RAP, together with our staff, members, partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders, including Reconciliation Australia. By working together, we can make great strides towards our vision of enriching life."
Our Reflect RAP features commissioned artwork by Anna Dowling. Anna was born in Adelaide, South Australia and is a descendant of the Badimia people of the Yamatji region in Western Australia.
Read our Reflect RAP October 2022 - April 2024 here