We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respect to them and their Elders, both past and present. As a business that works across many locations, we have a responsibility to listen, learn, and walk alongside First Nations peoples to ensure our activities support the ongoing connection to their land, waters, cultures, languages and traditions. We value their custodianship of 65,000 years.

Lendlease’s Global headquarters are in Australia where our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) commits us to Acknowledging Country. The RAP is one way we demonstrate our operational performance on human rights, and specifically the rights of First Nations peoples.

The Uluru Statement of the Heart

Uluru Statement campaign, Cairns Central Djabugay, Yirrganydji, Gimuy-walubarra Yidi Country

It’s been five years since our First Nations people graciously extended the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart to all Australians.
This Statement is proudly displayed in the lobby of our Barangaroo headquarters.
- Dale Connor, Chief Executive Officer Australia

Read more on the Collective response to the Uluru Statement of the Heart

Reconciliation Action Plan

With voices rising globally against institutional injustice and inequality based on race, our ability as an organisation to demonstrate principles of diversity and inclusion beyond words has become more important than ever before. 

Our Lendlease Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is just one way we align our operational performance with our commitment to human rights, specifically the rights of Australia’s First Nations People. It outlines our commitment to First Nation’s people, acknowledging their unbroken connection to country, creating respectful relationships that provide opportunities for equal social and economic outcomes. 

In this, our third RAP and second Elevate RAP we will take a leading role in lifting the industry standard of placemaking by incorporating the self-determination principles and voices of First Nations people.

RAP Vision

We will lift the industry standard in placemaking led by the self-determination principles and voices of First Nations people

Our Elevate actions will be focused on: 

  • Developing an overarching approach to placemaking led by First Nations voices
  • Investing in partnerships and programs that preserve language and culture
  • Investing in community solutions to reduce incarceration
  • Advocating on national issues
  • Ensuring First Nations businesses are foundational in our supply chain
  • Championing First Nations leaders to middle and senior management positions at Lendlease

Smoking ceremony, Barangaroo, Gadigal Country

Country, Truth and Our Shared Story: Elevate RAP 2020 – 2023

While we continue the work started a decade ago towards shared prosperity and privileging First Nations voices, the Elevate actions in this RAP are designed to move our company and our industry closer to this vision and to a reconciled nation.

We are working towards achieving large-scale, sustainable change to national industry standards, practices, mindsets and behaviours through close collaboration with First National people in all facets of placemaking; from business development and planning, to design, delivery and post development.

Local Elder yarning with Redland Bay school students, Shoreline, Quandamooka Country and Danggan Balun Country

Truth-telling on our RAP journey

A reflection by Cath Brokenborough,
Executive Lead First Nations Engagement, Lendlease

Songlines are the bones of this ancient land. They define Country and Place and underpin our sense of Belonging. They are the foundation of our culture: past, present and future...Read more

Our stories and news

Over the last 10 years, our Reconciliation Action Plan has come to life across our business units and functions. Read more on our stories and news.

Find out more about our RAP

To find out more about our RAP story, our procurement and employment opportunities and how you can become part of our journey, reach out to us via the link below.