We are proud to present our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the Icon Group as we move forward towards achieving our organisation’s vision for reconciliation.
Icon aims to create a positive and inclusive culture whereby all future and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are proudly themselves, and for all Icon employees to recognise and appreciate the histories and cultures of local First Nations peoples for the betterment of the communities we operate within.
Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Our Innovate Reconciliation Plan artwork was created by proud Wurundjeri Traditional Owners and brothers Ashley Firebrace and Alex Kerr, who is also a Site Supervisor at Barpa, a majority Indigenous owned and operated construction company within the Icon Group.
Alex and Ashley’s design celebrates the relationship between the four companies that make up the Icon Group; Icon, Minicon, Kajima and Barpa, where all four meeting places carefully connect with each other and lead to the centre circle of the artwork. The focal point of the artwork features a circle with gum leaves that represent the traditional owners of Melbourne – Wurundjeri. The light and dark blue rivers throughout the painting signify the Yarra River flowing through to Icon’s head office and surrounding projects.
“Creating a RAP is a significant step towards reconciliation and making a real impact on indigenous communities. What will make me even prouder is when we carry out our objectives within the RAP by building and getting indigenous businesses involved, upskilling our people and sharing our culture and practices.” –
Alex Kerr, Wurundjeri Traditional Owner and Barpa Site Supervisor
We would like to thank Reconciliation Australia, our other external partners and the appointed advisory committee for their support and guidance on this important journey.