Collaborative and productive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people are at the forefront an engagement strategy adopted by the City of Karratha.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy sets out a roadmap for the City to embed indigenous engagement into organisational practices.
Five focus areas are included in the strategy:
- Acknowledgement and respect
- Relationships and engagement
- Community development and capacity building
- Workforce development; and
- Continuous improvement
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the City was an inclusive organisation always looking for ways to enhance relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.
“This strategy represents our commitment to work together with our local indigenous population in a respectful and productive way,” Cr Long said.
“The City has a number of initiatives focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community members and this strategy sets out to continually improve these services and programs,” he said.
“It is the first time the City has laid out our aspirations for engaging with indigenous communities and we hope that it will continue to strengthen our relationships in the spirit of reconciliation.”
The strategy was developed with extensive consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and representative groups across the City of Karratha.
The City of Karratha Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy including the Statement of Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people is available to view on the City of Karratha website.