First Nations Engagement Strategy & Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Engagement Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan is a pledge to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities to help build prosperity and security for the future.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples carving on a tree trunk

Botanic Gardens of Sydney aspires to be a leading organisation for embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols, knowledge and perspectives in all aspects of our activities.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan was developed with our staff, local communities and Reconciliation Australia. It follows Reconciliation Australia’s well-established themes of relationships, respect and opportunities, which provide a roadmap for implementing lasting change.

Our plan will help us be a place where everyone feels included and respected for who they are, and where diversity is celebrated. It will also help us foster positive workplace cultures and authentic, consistent community engagement.

We hope to draw on the diversity of thought, experience and knowledge by inviting like-minded organisations, communities and individuals to join us by sharing information, identifying challenges and helping us achieve innovative solutions. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take action with us.

First Nations Engagement Strategy & Reconciliation Action Plan

Botanic Gardens of Sydney acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work.

We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the culture and dreams of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. ​

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continual relationship with the land, and we recognise the importance of the young people who are our future leaders.

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