The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Reconciliation Action Plan
This Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is the result of a commitment from Games Partners to deliver legacy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and has been led by the Queensland Government through the Office of Commonwealth Games (OCG) and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).
The Elevate RAP is the most comprehensive of the four types of RAPs offered by Reconciliation Australia. An Elevate RAP demonstrates a willingness to significantly embrace reconciliation.
Our vision is to deliver a great Games that will recognise, respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. GC2018 will leave a lasting and meaningful legacy through: employment and training; procurement; showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures; building a culturally capable workforce and providing authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural experiences for GC2018 and beyond.
This RAP has been developed in consultation with members of the Yugambeh language group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland.
As the first of its kind for a major event and for a Commonwealth Games, this RAP provides a unique opportunity. It also provides a guiding framework for other Commonwealth Games host nations to show leadership towards reconciliation with their First Peoples.