From a new Flinders Ranges cultural heritage museum to creating a native foods garden on the Yorke Peninsula, SA Water is excited to forge seven new partnerships with grassroots groups and events making a difference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as part of its inaugural Reconciliation Partnerships Program.
Called Pirku-Itya, the Kaurna word meaning 'for community', the program provides financial support to organisations and communities for events and endeavours which support important Reconciliation outcomes.
SA Water's General Manager of Strategy, Engagement and Innovation Anna Jackson said each of the successful projects will make a positive difference in their local communities.
"We want to continue towards our goal of maintaining long and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and a key part of our stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020-2023 is building on this through meaningful community partnerships," Anna said.
"Born from our RAP, this program is all about working together with local groups and organisations from across South Australia who, like us, are dedicated to making strides towards Reconciliation.
"It is clear through the terrific response from our application call-out there are many local events and community groups who are making a difference, and we look forward to seeing all seven of the program's exciting initiatives getting off the ground over the coming months."
The successful programs of the 2020-21 Pirku-Itya Reconciliation Partnerships Program include:
More Information on the 2020-21 Pirku-Itya Reconciliation Partnership Program is available at sawater.com.au.
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