We are excited to announce the launch of the SHAPE Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP project, run by Reconciliation Australia, provides a framework for organizations to support the national movement and includes practical actions that will drive a meaningful contribution to reconciliation.
Last week, we had the pleasure of officially launching our RAP at Tika Tirka in South Australia. Tika Tirka is a new accommodation service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote and outer regional communities studying in Adelaide. Built on Kaurna Land, Tika Tirka takes its name from the Karuna language and translates to sit, stay and learn. The facility provides students with an opportunity to be successful in their education and learning by allowing them to live independently and study in a metropolitan city while fulfilling their cultural needs.
Together with DLG SHAPE, we recently delivered the construction of Tika Tirka, in which we worked closely with two Indigenous subcontractors; Cutonce and Shorscaf. We are so proud to have been involved in the delivery of a facility that will have such an enormous impact on the young Indigenous community.
Through our RAP, we will continue to play our part in closing the socio-economic gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community by building meaningful relationships, creating employment opportunities and sustainable business to business engagement.