The Opera House’s vision for reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians is a firm commitment to embrace, engender respect for, and celebrate the culture of our First Peoples, with the nation.
Trusting and mutually beneficial relationships are the cornerstone of building meaningful opportunities within our organisation and the community. We aim to strengthen our existing partnerships and build new relationships through collaboration, respect and a commitment to learning from our experiences.
Encouraging and demonstrating respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, heritage and culture is vital to building strong and respectful relationships. We will ensure that the opera house reflects our national identity and the diversity of our people, customers and the community.
Our contribution to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians means providing opportunities that leverage our strengths and focus on where we will provide the greatest impact for individuals, communities and organisations. We will provide artistic, cultural, educational and employment opportunities that build capacity.
TRACKING PROGRESS AND REPORTING
We will track our progress by monitoring, reporting and evaluating the outcomes of our actions and the impact of our strategies for both the Opera House and the communities we work with.