Our Reconciliation Action Plan
Housing Choices Australia is committed to an equitable and safe society for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We believe this can only be achieved in a spirit of reconciliation between First Nations’ people and non-Indigenous Australians. Housing Choices Australia is making a genuine commitment through the development of a structured RAP, which maps our path to support reconciliation through building relationships, respect, opportunities and governance.View our plan here
Our vision for reconciliation is to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have homes and life opportunities they value, in neighbourhoods that are inclusive and resilient. We will do this through the housing we build, services we provide, workplaces we create and our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations.
The Housing Choices Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan represents our pledge to contribute to the social change needed to shape a tomorrow in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples share in an equitable, prosperous and rewarding future.
For our inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan, we commissioned Anangu Elder, artist and Housing Choices resident, Yaritji Heffernan to create an artwork for the cover of our RAP. The theme was ‘A Place to Call Home.’ An exhibiting artist, with a vast creative skill set ranging from painting and batik to tapestry, weaving, jewellery and ceramics, Yaritji created Kapi Tjukula which depicts the ancient rock and water holes revered by all Anangu (people) Pitjantjatjara. Yaritji describes her creative impulse as coming directly from “her heart and body.” Growing up at the Ernabella Mission school with many of the women who now paint in Adelaide, Yaritji is among a small remaining group of the older generation of Anangu Elders and successful artists represented by APY Art Centre in Adelaide.
As part of our Reconciliation Action Plan, we commissioned Anangu Elder, artist and Housing Choices resident, Yaritji Heffernan to create an artwork for the cover of our RAP.