Reconciliation in Construction

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Reconciliation in Construction Panel Discusssion

14 Mar 2019
Reconciliation in Construction

Construction, urban development and built environment professionals play a key role in understanding the direct impact their developments have on both land and peoples. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, the construction industry has seen the largest growth (38%) in jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the past five years. Reconciliation in the construction industry not only embraces the contractual and legal requirement to effectively address the issues associated with Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement, there is a requirement for flexibility and adaption of existing protocols and processes to better suit the cultural differences that arise with interactions between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. To ensure the communities within which we work, are strong and thrive, this talk will discuss:

  • What does the profession need to implement to recognise the need to respect and reflect the diversity and heritage of the Traditional Owners.
  • How does the profession embrace the five critical dimensions of reconciliation: race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity, unity and historical acceptance.
  • How do SMES develop and incorporate a reconciliation action plan into their business.
  • What is needed to ensure inclusive project success from design, documentation and delivery.


Alison Faure-Brac, Executive Director - Reconciliation NSW
Chris Bonney, Indigenous and Diversity & Inclusion Professional - Cushman & Wakefield
Craig Kerslake, Associate Architect - PMDL Architecture + Design
Kathryn Bunn, Founder & Project Director - SUPERFUTURE PROJECTS
Susan Moylan Coombes, Founding Director - Gaimaragal Group

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