The Office of Sport and Venues NSW understand that sport is incredibly important to Aboriginal communities and is a powerful way to engage for better health, social and economic outcomes.
Having listened to our Aboriginal staff, we have chosen to start with an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which primarily focuses on our internal policies and procedures. We want to review, test and refine our internal operations so we can make the Office of Sport and Venues NSW culturally safe places to work and to advance reconciliation.
The main areas covered in the RAP are:
- Human Resources – including developing an Aboriginal Employment Strategy
- Procurement – aligning with State and Cluster level strategies to better engage with Aboriginal providers
- Cultural Protocols – developing language guidelines, reviewing signage and management of significant sites and artefacts at our sites as well as developing an external stakeholder engagement framework.
- Events – support and promotion of National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.
We are currently in the process of developing our draft RAP. To find out more about our RAP please email the RAP Committee at RAP@sport.nsw.gov.au
Aboriginal Artwork EOI
The office is looking for an NSW Aboriginal artist to create a unique artwork to represent the importance of our Inaugural RAP as well as representing the importance of sport and active recreation in NSW Aboriginal communities.
The expression of interest will be open from Thursday 21 May until Monday 22 June.
For further information on the application and eligibility please see the EOI details below.
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