AS a component of Mid West Ports Authority’s first reconciliation action plan (RAP), Aboriginal artists who reside in and have connections to the Mid West have been invited to submit a concept design for artwork to be included in MWPA publications, including the MWPA Reflect RAP.

MWPA CEO Damian Tully said “MWPA’s Reflect RAP will primarily focus on scoping our landscape for opportunities to shift internal policies and procedures, build awareness, remove barriers, and support staff in our reconciliation journey”.

“This is a unique opportunity to influence reconciliation in the region, in addition to showcasing your talents,” Mr Tully said.

Expressions of Interest for MWPA’s Reflect RAP Artwork closes on Tuesday, 3 January.

MWPA said it acknowledges its social responsibility to encourage reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people within its sphere of influence for the benefit of the whole community.

“MWPA aims to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this nation and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land through an organisation-wide understanding and responsibility to ensure we work in a way that builds long-term and meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples promoting and facilitating respect and trust,” the port authority said in a statement.