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Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for Binna Burra officially endorsed

by | Nov 23, 2021

Binna Burra Lodge welcomes confirmation by Reconciliation Australia on what they have described as ‘… a great plan which we are pleased to endorse as a REFLECT RAP.’

The Binna Burra Lodge RAP is now officially accredited by Reconciliation Australia and Binna Burra Lodge now is recognised as a member of the RAP network. 

Binna Burra Lodge acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this land and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of First Nations peoples. 

Before the first European record in the first half of the 1800’s of the rugged mountainous scenic rim of the Gold Coast hinterland, for thousands of years First Nations peoples lived in the Lamington National Park area managing and using its rich natural resources.

Steve Noakes, Chairperson of Binna Burra Lodge said: ‘At Binna Burra we will respect and champion the rights of First Nations peoples. We know reconciliation is an ambitious goal and we’re committed to a continuous learning-by-doing process. While the RAP is designed to turn our good intentions into actions that progress reconciliation in our cultural landscape, we acknowledge it is just the first step in our overall reconciliation journey.’

For Binna Burra, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all those who visit this place inside the World heritage listed Lamington National Park where rugged landscapes are the remnants of an ancient landscape that reaches back into the Earth’s history, some 300 million years. 

Noakes added: ‘We’re taking it very seriously, integrating Visioning, Master Planning and RAP into one innovative process. This RAP will also support our business plan, providing practical actions to steer Binna Burra’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in our local community.’ 

Contact: steve@binnaburralodge.com.au