Our Reconciliation Action Plan
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
As one of Australia’s leading ecotourism organisations, Phillip Island Nature Parks is committed to the conservation of the natural environment and the cultural history of Phillip Island.
We feel privileged to be entrusted with land management responsibilities across Phillip Island, and we recognise that many areas hold deep cultural and spiritual significance for Aboriginal people.
Our commitment to reconciliation is demonstrated by the development of our ‘Reconciliation Action Plan’ (RAP) in conjunction with Reconciliation Australia.
Our first ‘RAP 2012-14’ was developed in response to a strong desire across the organisation to connect, learn and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our second ‘RAP 2015-18’ was launched in November 2015. This RAP will be championed by our dedicated RAP Working Group and includes 32 actions with measurable targets under the key areas of ‘Relationships’, ‘Respect’ and ‘Opportunities’.
"Our RAP 2012-14 enriched us as an organisation and we are excited about the future possibilities our new RAP 2015-18 will bring." Jeff Floyd, Phillip Island Nature Parks Board Chair.
We look forward to implementing our RAP 2015-18. Stay tuned for updates on this page…
Our vision for reconciliation
“Phillip Island Nature Parks is recognised as a world-leader in reconciliation. Through authentic content, strong relationships and opportunities, we all proudly and respecftully acknowledge, support and celebrate the Aboriginal culture of Phillip Island Nature Parks."
Bass Coast Reconciliation Network - ART PROJECT
The Bass Coast Reconciliation Network is inviting suitably experienced artists to create a private artwork to be used on printed or digital documentation and promotional materials.
The artwork will be for use by members of the Bass Coast Reconciliation Network to promote awareness of Indigenous culture at events such as Sorry Day, National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.
The artworks must represent the cultural heritage of the Bass Coast area and encompass one or all key themes of land, water and community.
Four artworks in total will be commissioned by individual or multiple artists. A budget of $1,500 has been allocated to each artwork. The budget for the entire project (4 artworks) is $6,000.