Closing the Gap NSW Implementation Plan

We want your feedback on the NSW Implementation Plan on Closing the Gap.

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO) and the NSW Government have been working in partnership to develop the plan to guide how the National Agreement on Closing the Gap will be implemented in NSW. This Implementation Plan outlines the Closing the Gap roadmap for 2021-22 and is the first iteration of the 10-year annual review process.

There are four Priority Reforms in the National Agreement and a NSW specific Priority Reform with the aim of transforming the way governments work with Aboriginal communities to create positive change.

  1. Formal partnerships and shared decision-making
  2. Building the community-controlled sector
  3. Transforming government organisations
  4. Shared access to data and information at a regional level
  5. (NSW specific) Employment, business growth and economic prosperity

We want your feedback on what we should continue and what we need to improve for the next NSW Implementation Plan. Your feedback will ensure we’re moving in the right direction for transformative change for Aboriginal people.

Tell us what you think

Your feedback will help inform and refine the next steps taken towards Closing the Gap for Aboriginal communities in NSW. This is an important opportunity to have a direct voice about the changes you want to see in your community and how you want Closing the Gap to operate.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

We want your feedback on the NSW Implementation Plan on Closing the Gap.

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO) and the NSW Government have been working in partnership to develop the plan to guide how the National Agreement on Closing the Gap will be implemented in NSW. This Implementation Plan outlines the Closing the Gap roadmap for 2021-22 and is the first iteration of the 10-year annual review process.

There are four Priority Reforms in the National Agreement and a NSW specific Priority Reform with the aim of transforming the way governments work with Aboriginal communities to create positive change.

  1. Formal partnerships and shared decision-making
  2. Building the community-controlled sector
  3. Transforming government organisations
  4. Shared access to data and information at a regional level
  5. (NSW specific) Employment, business growth and economic prosperity

We want your feedback on what we should continue and what we need to improve for the next NSW Implementation Plan. Your feedback will ensure we’re moving in the right direction for transformative change for Aboriginal people.

Tell us what you think

Your feedback will help inform and refine the next steps taken towards Closing the Gap for Aboriginal communities in NSW. This is an important opportunity to have a direct voice about the changes you want to see in your community and how you want Closing the Gap to operate.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

CLOSED: This consultation has closed.

If you have a question about Closing the Gap you can ask it here. We will post answers regularly.

  • How much community engagement is the government willing to participate? I believe that the best method of closing the gap is having community meetings between police, governments (state and local) and Aboriginal communities (Inviting members of the wider community who wish to attend too). Does the NSW government have such plans?

    Steven asked 9 months ago

    The NSW Government is committed to doing things differently by working in partnership and engaging with the community to drive all aspects of Closing the Gap. Our key partner, the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO), is currently holding community engagements across NSW in March 2022 to seek community input into Closing the Gap. More information and the link to register for the engagements is available here: https://alc.org.au/nsw-capo/

    We appreciate your suggestion of holding community meetings to bring together government agencies such as the police, relevant state and local government bodies and the Aboriginal and wider communities. One of the areas we are currently exploring with CAPO and Aboriginal communities is how we can support local place-based partnerships that can bring local communities together in this way. We are committed to keeping the community informed as we make progress on this. You can also register to receive updates about Closing the Gap here: https://alc.org.au/nsw-capo/