First Nations People
Building strong relationships with First Nations communities is important at APA.
We operate our business across many lands of our country’s First Nations Peoples. This is why we must take meaningful action to advance reconciliation and create opportunities for prosperity for all Australians.
We have recently launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) [PDF 13.8MB]. The RAP builds on the work we're already doing with First Nations stakeholders.
This is reflected through initiatives like:
- Inclusion of local languages and acknowledgments in our offices.
- Our First Nations Ranger Program in the Northern Territory.
- The relationship agreement approach we’ve established with Traditional Owners on our Northern Goldfields Interconnect project in Western Australia.
Our RAP provides a plan which aims to:
- Promote reconciliation;
- Strengthen relationships with First Nations stakeholders and organisations;
- Increase cultural awareness;
- Boost employment of First Nations Peoples; and
- Increase procurement opportunities for First Nations suppliers and businesses to support improved economic and social outcomes.
You can read more about our Corporate Partnerships here.
Achieving our vision of reconciliation will require work and commitment. We are excited about what we can achieve working in partnership with First Nations Peoples.
At APA, we work hard to be an inclusive organisation in everything we do, and this will continue to underscore our commitment to reconciliation as we embed our RAP.
At APA, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we live and work throughout Australia. We acknowledge their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and commit to ensuring APA operates in a fair and ethical manner that respects First Nations peoples' rights and interests.