NCA Launches Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Smoking Ceremony at the launch of the NCA's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
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Date of Publication
20 June 2024
Revised Date
24 June 2024


NCA Launches Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Staff from the National Capital Authority (NCA) came together on 19 June 2024 to celebrate the launch of the NCA’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Chair Mr Terry Weber said the NCA’s first RAP represented a significant step forward in the Authority’s journey of reconciliation.

‘The RAP demonstrates how the NCA will work with First Nations Peoples, communities and organisations to increase our cultural competency, celebrate First Nations cultures, particularly the Ngunnawal people, deliver improved employment initiatives, and embed reconciliation in all of our work,’ Mr Weber said.

‘The NCA Board is committed to ensure that the RAP is a living document that helps the NCA to deliver on our promise to advance Canberra as a National Capital for all Australians and a National Capital of which all Australians can be proud,’ Mr Weber said.

Working closely with the Ngunnawal People as Canberra’s Traditional Owners, and including stories from across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, is essential to the NCA’s mission to ensure that the National Land in Canberra reflects the city’s status as Australia’s National Capital.

Chief Executive Ms Karen Doran PSM urged staff to deepen their understanding of First Nations cultures and to contribute to delivering the measures set out in the RAP through their work.

‘Reconciliation is done quietly and modestly through the decisions and actions each of us take every day in our personal lives and as part of our commitment to public service,’ Ms Doran said. 

‘I encourage all NCA staff to learn more about our RAP and to commit themselves to actively look for ways in their area of work to contribute to the NCA’s ongoing engagement with First Nations peoples and Australia’s broader journey of reconciliation,’ Ms Doran said.

The RAP is available here: National Capital Authority Reconciliation Action Plan 2024-2026 | National Capital Authority (