What is a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan?

Stretch Reconciliation Actions Plans (RAPs) capture clear and measurable targets for delivery of meaningful reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Each RAP is individually endorsed by Reconciliation Australia after extensive consultation. The City of Adelaide was the first local government in Australia to have a RAP lasting for more than one year.


How long does the City of Adelaide RAP last?

Our RAP lasts for three years. We were the first local government organisation in Australia to have a RAP lasting for more than one year.

Our current Stretch RAP 2015 -2018 is approaching its final year.


What are the next steps?

The process of building a RAP is guided and monitored by Reconciliation Australia and involves comprehensive community engagement.

Since September 2017 (through to December 2017), the Participation and Inclusion team has been working with a range of key stakeholders alongside the Reconciliation Committee and other Aboriginal community members and organisations to build a New Stretch RAP for 2018- 2021 for our City.

We have already engaged staff across our organisation who have generated eight pages of ideas and opportunities that demonstrate their commitment to meaningful reconciliation.

In November, in addition to seeking your thoughts, we are sitting down to listen to what 80 Kaurna Community, wider Aboriginal Language Groups and First Nations community members, CBD based Aboriginal organisations and businesses suggest the focus of our reconciliation activities should be over the life of the next Stretch RAP 2018 -2021.


How do I provide my feedback?

There are a few ways in which you can provide feedback:

Online/ Website

Council has a dedicated website that provides an opportunity for quick and efficient online feedback. Visit yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au for information about the project and online ways to provide your comments. Alternatively, comments can be emailed to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Feedback Form

Complete the Feedback Form which asks specific questions about the project and provides an opportunity for general comments regarding the project/proposal.

Written Submissions

All written submissions must be received by 5.00pm on the date advertised and should be addressed to:

Community Consultation

New Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2018 - 2021

GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001


What happens to my feedback?

Your feedback will it collated and used to provide us with the necessary direction to guide the building of our New Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2018 – 2021.

Please ensure that comments relate to the New Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2018 – 2021.Comments received not relating to the RAP building process will be presented to Council but may not have any bearing on the decision-making process.


How do I know my feedback has been received?

All feedback forms, submissions or correspondence will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your comments/feedback has been received.