Royal Life Saving NSW ACT TAS are pleased to present their Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
Royal Life Saving NSW would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of our land – Australia. In particular the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation who are the Traditional Custodians of this place we now call Sydney and pay our respects to their Elders past present and future.
We are committed to driving reconciliation both within the Royal Life Saving Society NSW | ACT | TAS and throughout the broader aquatic industry.
Royal Life Saving NSW ACT TAS is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and developing positive relationships where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are heard and listened to.
We currently work across multiple communities in NSW, ACT and TAS. In developing the RAP, the organisation is committing to reconciliation and transformation to actively work with Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander peoples respectfully and successfully. We are surrounded by lakes, river, pools and creeks, these waterways are the basis of our organisation and thus working with Traditional Owners is essential.
Our ‘Flowing Knowledge’ artwork, created by Rhonda Sampson, proud Kamilaroi woman, is depicted throughout the RAP. The artwork Elements and representation are highlighted in the image below:
We are committed to continuing to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations as we work to implement and continuously develop our reconciliation journey.
Royal Life Saving would like to acknowledge the support of Reconciliation Australia, KARI, The Primary Creative group, and Rhonda Sampson in bringing this important milestone in our reconciliation journey to life.