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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018



Governance & Engagement

The development and implementation of the GC2018 RAP has demanded cooperation and integration across Government Agencies, Games Partners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and Games stakeholders.


Embracing 2018 RAP Implementation Team

The Embracing 2018 RAP Implementation Team is the primary vehicle for identifying opportunities across Queensland Government.

Its members are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs Team, OCG, DTESB
  • Arts Queensland (AQ)
  • CoGC
  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP)
  • Department of Education and Training (DET)
  • Department of National Parks Sport and Racing (NPSR)
  • Department of State Development (DSD)
  • Office for Sport, Federal Government (OFS DOH)
  • Queensland Health (QH)
  • Queensland Police Service (QPS)
  • State Library of Queensland
  • Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)

As planning and delivery progresses towards GC2018 new agencies will be invited to participate to align with the key priorities.

OCG has also coordinated local governments’ responses across Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville and approached all Queensland Government departments to identify actions to support the GC2018 RAP.

Statewide engagement with communities

OCG is responsible for leading community engagement across Queensland with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to raise awareness of our RAP, identify legacy opportunities and to encourage participation in GC2018 activities.

OCG has engaged with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander networks located in:

  • Cairns
  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Caboolture
  • Inala
  • Ipswich
  • Brisbane
  • Logan
  • Redlands
  • Gold Coast

OCG will continue to engage with Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to update them on progress towards GC2018 and the implementation of the RAP.

The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Research Centre undertook community consultation on behalf of GOLDOC to inform and seek input from across the Gold Coast region regarding the development of the GC2018 RAP.

Yugambeh Elders Advisory Group

GOLDOC commenced the community engagement process on the Gold Coast in early 2015 by seeking advice from local Traditional Custodians on its intention to develop a RAP for GC2018.

This led to the establishment of GOLDOC’s Yugambeh Elders Advisory Group (YEAG) comprising of local Traditional Custodians, which endorsed GOLDOC’s development of a RAP for GC2018.

Yugambeh Elders Advisory Group (YEAG)

  • Aunty Mary Graham
  • Elder Patricia O’Connor 
  • Uncle Ted Williams
  • Aunty Joyce Summers
  • Aunty Carol Currie 
  • Uncle Kevin Page
  • Uncle John Graham
  • Uncle Victor Slokee
  • Aunty Ethel Tuku

Indigenous Working Group

Under the guidance of the YEAG, an Indigenous Working Group (IWG) was formed to drive the development of the GC2018 RAP as it relates to the Gold Coast region.

The YEAG and supporting IWG includes representation from Traditional Custodians, Community Elders, Games Partners, local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers.

Indigenous Working Group (IWG)

  • Craig Williams (Yugambeh Language Group Traditional Custodian)
  • Linda Biumaiwai (DATSIP)
  • Rory O’Connor  (Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre)
  • Jason Sandy  (Dreamworld Corroboree Mentor)
  • Brad Currie (Mununjali Housing)
  • Kieran Chilcott (Kalwun and Jellurgal Burleigh)
  • Mark (Charlie) Fay (Tweed Men’s Health Group)
  • Larissa Smyth (Community Representative)
  • Louisa Panuel (OCG, DTESB)
  • Clinton Brewer (Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association)
  • Al Mucci (Indigenous Relationship Manager, GOLDOC)
  • Travis Couch (Manager Executive Operations, GOLDOC)