Argyle Housing is honoured to work on lands of the Dharawal, Gundungurra, Ngunnawal and Ngambi, Wiradjuri and Waveroo peoples.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the custodians of the lands on which we serve our communities.
We acknowledge that the land is, was and always will be Aboriginal land.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people celebrating their strength, history and culture.
The development of our Innovate: Reconciliation Action Plan is a tangible way for Argyle Housing to take steps towards achieving reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Through this plan, which is officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, we have committed to specific actions that will help us advance the five dimensions of reconciliation in alignment with our vision for reconciliation and create meaningful opportunities for First Nations Peoples.
We believe that by being proactive and intentional about our efforts towards reconciliation, we can help achieve greater understanding, respect, and equality within our organisation and the broader community. Further to this it allows us to recognise and build on our current relationships, to further demonstrate our respect for First Nations Peoples, history and culture in all aspects of our business, and to purposely set out an aspirational and innovative framework of measurable goals and achievable actions to guide our journey of reconciliation and recognition.
Our Vision for Reconciliation is the elimination of housing inequity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We will work alongside First Nations Peoples to build communities, spaces and homes. We do this by creating a foundation for opportunity through delivering culturally appropriate housing, and providing pathways for employment, education, and wellbeing.
We believe that Reconciliation is everyone’s responsibility, and we commit to the celebration of our shared histories, cultures and diversity through mutual respect and empowering self-determination.
The artwork featured throughout our Reconciliation Action Plan brochure was designed by Bindi Bindi Art for Argyle Housing.
Chloe Eastwood and Tayla Shearley drew inspiration from our core values, along with our vision of reconciliation.
The artwork is titled “Journey” as it tells a story of the importance of inclusion and connection with First Nations culture and the community. It emphasises the journey of coming together, and providing a sense of belonging whilst advocating, supporting, and building better futures for the communities Argyle Housing services.
To view their artwork, collaborate or commission work, visit bindi_bindi-art on Instagram
Argyle Housing accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
To learn more about Voice to Parliament, visit: Reconciliation Australia – Voice To Parliament.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people to work with First Nations people to create a better future. It is a gift: a strategic roadmap to peace, where First Nations peoples take a rightful place in our own land. It is a moment where all Australians can come together to realise our nation’s true potential.
We can make a difference and we can make it now. It is we, the Australian people, who have the power to unlock the Australian Constitution. It is we, the Australian people, walking together, who can lead governments to take the necessary steps to enact lasting and meaningful change.