City of Vincent wants feedback on reconciliation plan

City of Vincent trainees and Aranmore Catholic College students Paige Yarran and Calvin Truscott with Mayor Emma Cole. Photo: Supplied.
City of Vincent trainees and Aranmore Catholic College students Paige Yarran and Calvin Truscott with Mayor Emma Cole. Photo: Supplied.

THE City of Vincent’s draft Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is now open for public comment.

The City’s first RAP was launched in 2017, and identified pathways for indigenous people to seek employment, traineeship and work experience as a priority.

As part of the plan, Vincent is currently hosting two young Aboriginal students as trainees for the next 18 months.

Mayor Emma Cole said the City was excited to have Calvin Truscott and Paige Yarran working with the team once a week in various roles to suit their interests and aspirations.

“I’m sure that they will be able to learn a lot from the experience and this helps us work more closely with our local high school, Aranmore Catholic College,” she said.

Aboriginal Student Coordinator at Aranmore Maxine Brahim said the college was supportive of Vincent’s RAP.

“Working with local government gives the community pride knowing that community recommendations to local council are taken on board and actioned,” she said.

The new draft RAP was approved by council earlier this month, after several months of consultation with a working group, various organisations, Elders and community members.

The plan aims to target the adversity indigenous people face in employment, and outlines better understanding of Aboriginal culture in the community through artwork and workshops created and delivered by local Noongar people.

To view the RAP and make a comment, head to imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au.

Comments close on April 17 at 5pm.

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