Reconciliation Action Plan
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.
‘Spirit of Place’ created in 2010 by Riki Salam at Gilimbaa, a Supply Nation certified creative agency and Lendlease supplier partner.
It represents Lendlease and the people, communities, and organisations we work with coming together on country to share knowledge, cultures, and histories, to establish lasting, respectful relationships and to create opportunities that will strengthen and nurture the connection of people and places.
Lendlease has a long and proud history of supporting First Nations’ recognition and reconciliation.
We’ve had a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) since 2011 and today we’re delivering on our third RAP. There are only a few organisations in Australia with an Elevate RAP and we’re proudly one of them. We’ll continue to listen to First Nations people, to understand their deep connection to country, culture and community, and how we centre this connection in the places we invest in, develop, build and operate.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people from First Nations Australians. It asks all Australians to walk together to build a better future and for the past eight years, Lendlease has publicly supported the vision of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
“Across our operations and sphere of influence, we continue to support the self-determination of First Nations peoples and to walk alongside them, supporting their ongoing connection to Country, culture and community in the places we invest, develop, build and operate.”
–Dale Connor, Chief Executive Officer Australia, 2023
Read Lendlease’s 2023 Annual Report
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.
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 Nations people, acknowledging their unbroken connection to country, creating respectful relationships that provide opportunities for equal social and economic outcomes.
In this 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.
Our Elevate RAP
Our current Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), titled County, Truth and our Shared Story 2020-2023, outlines the actions that Lendlease is taking to respond to the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s call for Voice, Treaty, Truth. It includes supporting the Uluru Statement across Lendlease managed shopping centres, through advocacy across corporate Australia, and through partnerships and collaborations in the communities where we operate.
With the guidance of Reconciliation Australia, we have extended our RAP from November 2023 to December 2024 to provide a window during which First Nations leaders and communities will consider The Voice referendum outcomes and determine their next steps and priorities, which will subsequently inform the development of our next RAP. During this extension period, we will build on the commitments and targets outlined in our current Elevate RAP and incorporate the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) principles and Reconciliation Australia’s five interrelated dimensions: race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity, unity, and historical acceptance in what we do.
The RAP provides the framework and overarching commitments to guide our actions. Actions that are centred on listening to, learning from, and partnering with First Nations communities to create thriving communities. Communities where the truth of place, and the First Nations cultures and languages are regenerated, respected, and valued by all Australians.
The value of the work we do alongside First Nations communities is directly linked to the three sustainability imperatives, with the value of this work measured and informed by the feedback from First Nations community.
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.
We’re supporting the Uluru Youth Dialogue, UNICEF Australia, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (Australia) in hosting the Hands on Heart National Youth Voice Conference from 24-27th August 2023 on Gadigal Land at International Towers Barangaroo...Read more
A welcome ceremony and dance by Kerkar Kus of Erub was performed to celebrate the installation of Mermer Waiskeder: Stories of the Moving Tide at Barangaroo...Read more
In our Lobbies, you’ll discover the stories of First Nations Elders, while the scent of lemon myrtle fills the air and the sound of the bush plays in the background... Read more
Jingeri Park is a celebration of Shoreline’s vibrant community, and a connection to country... Read more
We hosted First Nations designer Ngali’s first solo event for Melbourne Fashion Week seeing the talented works of First Nations artists, models and creatives...Read more
A day to share and celebrate the diversity and richness of our First Nations peoples' stories, cultures and languages...Read more
It’s been five years since our First Nations People graciously extended the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart to all Australians...Read more
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.