The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for
organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.
Within a workplace it contributes to advancing the five dimensions of
reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful
relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Each of the four RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) set out
the minimum elements required from an organisation to build strong
relationships, respect and opportunities within your organisation and
The RAP framework enables organisations to contribute to reconciliation
MILLIKEN-ONTERA’S RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN PROGRAM
Milliken-Ontera wants to make a difference and have a positive voice in
supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community - to
connect with cultural sensitivity and help create change by improving
economic opportunities and understanding cultural diversity. We know that
change does not happen overnight. It starts with awareness and then
action. This is our first step of action…and not our last.
Milliken-Ontera began the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) process over
two and half years ago and staff training was provided about our
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – what it stands for, our role and
participation. We are creating our RAP initiatives which are appropriate,
authentic and effective – complementing our core values of Ethics,
Excellence and Leadership and supporting the Milliken-Ontera culture of
Milliken-Ontera’s collaboration with Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and the National Aboriginal Design Agency, has resulted in the development of the “Water Yuludarla” commercial carpet collection. “Water Yuludarla” is a contemporary interpretation, based on the artwork of Gumbaynggirr artist, Brentyn Lugnan.
The floor covering market in Australia and New Zealand is serviced from Milliken-Ontera’s design and manufacturing facility in Northmead, New South Wales. Milliken-Ontera has produced award winning carpet tiles from this location for over 30 years.
Dr Steve Burroughs Chair from the DSB Foundation, Matt Cooper and Damon Bennett from Ontera joined forces in bettering an Aboriginal community and school facility in Yakanarra (WA) by installing our new “Water Yuludarla” collection.
Milliken - Ontera | Yakanarra (WA) Project
Yakanarra School in Western Australia showing their appreciation with their newly installed Water Yuludarla carpet collection.