Our new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) aims to strengthen our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous people in Australia.
It will also provide our Australian colleagues with the tools to advance reconciliation and learn more about the rich culture of First Nations peoples. We worked with Reconciliation Australia to develop the RAP, and their endorsement means Introba is now officially accredited as an organization in the RAP network.
“I respect the history of our First Nations people,” says Silvia Misuraca, Principal and RAP champion in Wurundjeri Country. “Their culture, art, and way of life on this land is unique and inspirational, so I am happy that we now have this RAP, which is part of a national pathway towards reconciliation.”
At Introba, we acknowledge that the buildings and precincts we design in Australia occupy the unceded lands of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are inspired by the Traditional Custodians, who have lived in harmony with the country, as Country, for over 60,000 years. We seek to learn from their ancient and ongoing wisdom so that our work will care for the country.
Living systems motivate our teams and our work. We apply all our creativity, experience, technology, and advanced engineering to form resilient human habitats that adapt to communities’ needs and contribute to the planet’s well-being. First Nations peoples have operated in this way for hundreds of generations.
Learning from and connecting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is essential for us in living our firm’s guiding principles of trust, nurture, and inspire. The Reconciliation Action Plan is a fundamental part of that journey and will provide our Australian team with the tools they need to advance reconciliation and learn more about the culture of First Nations peoples.
“The RAP is an important opportunity for us to demonstrate our support for reconciliation and our respect for the 60,000 years of continuous stewardship of Australia by the traditional custodians,” says Mary Casey, Sustainability Principal and member of the RAP Working Group, in Cammeraygal Country.
About the Artwork
'Coming Together' is a digital artwork Introba commissioned Aboriginal artist Lani Balzan to create. It represents our journey and commitment to building relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians.
The artwork tells a story of Introba as a company, our connection with our staff, the community and the relationships we are building with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There are six main story elements; learn more about them in our RAP.