Reconciliation Action Plan

CDC NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land our services reach and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

As one of NSW’s largest private bus operators, CDC NSW recognises the role we can play in the communities in which we operate. We appreciate the importance of listening to the needs and learning from the experience of First Peoples within those communities.

This Reconciliation Action Plan is our commitment to moving beyond good words to ensure equality in access to opportunities for education, employment and social connection for all.

It also guides us as we seek to influence and engage industry partners, customers, suppliers and the communities we serve.

Reconciliation Action Plan

We view our Reconciliation Action Plan as a genuine opportunity to work collaboratively and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, Elders and Peak Bodies, and with the communities in which we operate. We will build on existing relationships and nurture new, mutually beneficial partnerships with First Peoples and communities based on understanding, respect and trust.

CDC NSW is a culturally inclusive workplace, and we have long understood the need to do more than simply treat people equally in order to drive equality in outcomes. This requires us to respond to individual differences in ways that give people of all backgrounds the best possible chance of succeeding within our organisation. In doing so, not only do all employees benefit, but the communities in which we operate do, too.

We have already invited staff to identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and so far, 8 staff have shared this information and made positive comments towards our plan.

CDC aims to create a space where First Nations employees feel secure in their own identity, culture and community.

Critically, this Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan provides a mechanism for broadening the diversity of voices and perspectives we need to hear to ensure we remain relevant to the needs of the broader communities that we serve.

Download the 2021 RAP

Our Vision

Our vision for reconciliation is one where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, cultures, achievements, and aspirations are recognised, and genuine inclusion is fostered via partnerships and opportunities.

We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Australians; whose cultures are a vital element of our heritage. We are dedicated to participating in, and promoting, an accurate reflection of Australian history to facilitate the forming of a strong, inclusive and fair community.

Our RAP Framework

Out First Nation Liaison Officer

At CDC NSW we are proud to have Paul Bates, First Nations Liaison Officer on our team.

Paul’s role is to support the CDC NSW Diversity Inclusion Plan and Aboriginal Participation Plan, with a focus on encouraging Aboriginal participation in the workforce and supporting the development and implementation of policies, programs and practices that promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Paul welcomes contact by any First Nation person seeking to join CDC as an employee or First Nation owned business wishing to partner with CDC. Feel free to contact Paul .

Join CDC NSW Team

We are working on growing our talent community. We embrace diversity and if you recognise yourself as aboriginal or aboriginal descendent and want to find a secure job, we look forward to hearing from you.

View Our Traineeship and Apprenticeship Program

Become Our Supplier

In line with CDC NSW’s Procurement Policy which incorporated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander procurement objectives, CDC NSW has recognised a significant opportunity to increase the skills and participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples within both our business and supply chain.

Projects With the Community

Kinchela

We proudly support our major partner Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, which works tirelessly to support Stolen Generation Survivors and their descendants and share their stories with audiences across New South Wales with their Mobile Education Centre Bus. Our drivers enjoy driving their Mobile Education Centre Bus to engagements where the Kinchela Boys Home Uncles share their stories and messages of healing.  Our staff and management have developed a deeper understanding of the reconciliation process by experiencing stories of the Kinchela Uncles