Our Vision for Reconciliation

Cross River Rail Delivery Authority acknowledges that First Nations people have historically played a significant part in Australia’s Rail Infrastructure projects as they have long supported connections to community and country. To bridge the gap of inequality, our vision is to leverage our primary functions, through providing connections and to forge new tracks to reconciliation that will be impactful and sustainable.

We will do this by:

  • Increasing our understanding of the connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with their lands and cultures.
  • Extending our connection with First Nations people of Brisbane and engaging with activities and programs identified and supported by them.
  • Inspiring people with the histories, stories, and messages of the First Nations people to share an understanding, recognition and respect and reflect these in the new pathways and places we are making.
  • Creating educational, training, and economic opportunity pathways to connect First Nations people to the future.
  • Leveraging and implementing our reconciliation actions to connect with our key government and delivery partners to continue the reconciliation pathway beyond completion of our projects.

Acknowledgment of Country

Acknowledgment of Country

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

On 5 November 2021 the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority launched an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.
Since 2006, Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) have provided a framework for organisations like ours to support the national reconciliation movement.

“The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is committed to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders and non-Indigenous Queenslanders. We recognise the opportunity to acknowledge and honour the people and land on which the Project is being built, and to forge new tracks on the journey to reconciliation that will be impactful and sustainable.” Graeme Newton, CEO Cross River Rail Delivery Authority.

To produce our Innovate RAP, the Delivery Authority’s RAP Working Group explored four key areas:

  • Employment and training
  • Internal relationships and communications
  • External relationships and communications
  • Development and management of the RAP document


“Our journey over the next two years, mapped out in this RAP, will involve engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Brisbane and Queensland and providing Delivery Authority employees and key partners an enduring knowledge and understanding of the presence of First Nations people.” Kim Wilson, RAP Working Group Chair