Bridge Housing has completed our first two-year Reconciliation Action Plan and is planning a second one.

We have achieved 94% of the actions that we set out to complete. These include:

  • Increased the number of Aboriginal staff we employ 
  • Implemented cultural competency training for all staff
  • Developed strong partnerships with Aboriginal support organisations
  • Supported the Flag Raising Ceremony during NAIDOC Week at the Redfern Community Centre each year
  • Been represented at NAIDOC Day celebrations and the Yabun festival 
  • Implemented a Welcome to Country Policy across the organisation
  • Hosted two art exhibitions showcasing the talented artists in the tenant community supported by the ATTAG
  • Engaged with Aboriginal suppliers to build our procurement processes.

CEO John Nicolades said: “In light of these achievements, we do not want to now rest on our laurels but embed the approach. We know that good intention is not enough to make a difference. Therefore, we are taking time to reflect on the learnings, challenges and successes of our first Reconciliation Action Plan and use this knowledge to continue on our reconciliation journey.”

Our second Reconciliation Action Plan will focus on three key areas – Relationships, Respect and Opportunities. Each area will have formal actions and tasks that will be measured and monitored over the two years of this Reconciliation Action Plan

The detail behind our plan will be developed and refined in consultation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tenant Advisory Group (ATTAG) over the next few months and will then be endorsed by the Bridge Housing Board and Reconciliation Australia