Our indigenous community
Our plan to increase Aboriginal employment and cultural awareness
In 2013, the Northern Rivers' first local government Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed and adopted by Council.
The plan, which was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, was created through a collaborative process with Aboriginal stakeholders to promote equality for Aboriginal people.
It set targets such as increasing the proportion of Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce to 6% and improving cultural awareness among staff.
Council's second RAP, launched in 2017, focuses on three main areas: community engagement, cultural awareness and competency, and employment and procurement.
Council has also developed a program called RAP in the Region to mentor and support other Northern Rivers councils, businesses, and organisations in developing their own RAPs.
The third RAP was launched in August 2022 at NAIDOC Day celebrations after it was delayed due to COVID-19 and the February 2022 natural disaster. It is based on Lismore City Council's four values: Communicate, Respect, Strive, and Passionate.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory
The Northern Rivers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory contains a full list of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services in our region. It is produced bi-annually and maintained by Lismore City Council.
All information was correct at the time of writing. If you wish to update any details in the Workers Directory please phone us on (02) 6625 0500.
Northern Rivers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory(PDF, 2MB)