Local launch of Reconciliation Action Plan

The project team has celebrated the launch of Health Infrastructure’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) by hosting a satellite event at their new offices.

They were joined by the Executive of both the John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospital, representatives of the Hunter New England District and its Aboriginal Health Unit, and the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council.

It was also a great opportunity to catch up with Wonnarua Elder Uncle Richard and his wife Dawn who worked closely with the new Maitland Hospital team.

Senior Project Director Nicholas Rayner - a member of the HI RAP working group - talked guests through the guiding principles of the plan and the four action areas it focuses on.

He reinforced that a true commitment to meaningful engagement with Elders and community leaders has been at the core of the project from the outset.

Last year the team spent a day hearing important stories and traditions at the Murrook Culture Centre and since then has developed strong relationships and initiatives that will deliver a facility that is culturally safe and inclusive with elements that honour local traditional culture.


For more information email Sheryn Barrack, Aboriginal Engagement Manager or read more about what we're doing to engage with our Aboriginal community here.