As one of South Australia’s largest employers, with more than 2,400 South Australians living and working on traditional lands right across South Australia, committing to our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is an important step for SA Power Networks.
SA Power Networks plays a significant role in the social and economic fabric of our state, and we’re committed to using that influence to drive positive change on reconciliation, inclusion and diversity. We are South Australians too – while headquartered on Kaurna land in Adelaide, our footprint is large. Living in the communities we serve provides us with a unique opportunity to connect and strengthen meaningful relationships with First Nations peoples.
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
The development of our Reflect RAP is an important step towards reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the communities we serve. Our first ‘Reflect' RAP marks the beginning of our formal reconciliation journey and allows us to commit to clear reconciliation actions as an organisation. The term ‘Reflect’ is apt for where we are as a business; while we have a long history of supporting First Nations community programs, it is time for us to reflect on the ways we can do better.
Our reflect RAP timeline
|Reflect RAP draft complete and lodged with Reconciliation Australia for review||October 2023|
|Reflect RAP launched and implemented||Early 2024 for 12 month implementation|
Read our Reflect RAP
Once the action plan is finalised and approved, it will be made available here.
Our Reflect RAP artwork
Expand the section below to learn about the artist and see our RAP artwork as well as a description about all the main elements.
Picture: Our RAP Artwork, Empowering South Australia, 2023 by Presten Warren. Original artwork - acrylic on canvas.
About the artist and artwork
We are incredibly privileged to have Presten Warren join us as the artist for our first Reflect RAP. This artwork will be a powerful visual representation of our commitment to reconciliation, as we work towards a future of unity and understanding.
The artwork created symbolizes Sa Power Networks' Reconciliation Action Plan. The central community embodies SA Power Networks as a cohesive team, while the four outer communities represent South Australian communities.
To emphasize the strength of SA Power Networks in supplying power to the South Australian community, the artist incorporated lightning bolts and various shades of blue, evoking a sense of power.
The radiant aura encircling the people symbols and footprints signifies the empowerment provided by SA Power Networks.
To depict the South Australian landscape, the artist blended various hues of green and brown, capturing the essence of the region's natural beauty.
More information about the main elements in the artwork
The image below provides further information about each of the main elements in the artwork.
The central community embodies SA Power Networks as a cohesive team.
The four outer circles represent South Australian communities.
The lightning bolts and various shades of blue evoke a sense of power.
The radiant aura encircling the people symbols signifies empowerment.
The footprints signify empowerment and leaving our mark in the community.
The yellow dots symbolise electricity as looking down from above.