McConnell Dowell is proud of its long history of working with and within Indigenous communities, and our first Reconciliation Action Plan (Reflect phase) formalised our commitment to continuing to build strong, respectful and mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Completed in September 2021, the plans and programs we implemented in our Reflect Phase RAP established a stronger foundation of understanding and awareness and set us on a course of continued growth through knowledge and diversity.
As we continue the development and roll-out of our Innovate RAP, we will continue to harness the unique life experiences, skills and perspectives of Australia’s First Peoples, and together, we’ll strive to create a more inclusive and sustainable company and country.
About our Artwork
Our Reconciliation Action Plan artwork design depicts a bird’s eye view of the Australian landscape, in recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander continuous connection to land, waters and culture.
The central circular ring formation represents the start of McConnell Dowell’s commitment to their reconciliation journey which is symbolised by the ‘stake in the ground’.
The three surrounding circular rings symbolise People, Community and Connection reflecting McConnell Dowell’s commitment to reconciliation.
These three rings also relate to the three governing pillars of reconciliation: Relationships, Respect and Opportunities.
The nine surrounding circular rings form a hexagonal framework that represent McConnell Dowell’s specialist capabilities.
The six outer circular formations depict Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that are connected by journey pathways representing inclusiveness and diversity within McConnell Dowell.
These journey pathways also express the commitment of McConnell Dowell to developing strong, trusting and respectful relationships.
This original artwork design was created by Marcus Lee, a proud Aboriginal descendant of the Karajarri people in WA.
Update October 2021: McConnell Dowell is pleased to have progressed through the Reflect stage of our Reconciliation Action Plan and we are currently developing our Innovate RAP.