Renewal SA is dedicated to becoming a leader of reconciliation within South Australia’s property and development sector
We have engaged external First Nations Cultural Advisors from community to provide cultural knowledge and guidance to support the implementation of our Innovate RAP
Aunty Yvonne Agius is an Esteemed Elder of both Kaurna and Narungga descent.
Aunty Yvonne worked as a public servant for over 40 years and an Aboriginal foster carer and educator of the younger generations about the past. She has shown great commitment to the preservation of Aboriginal heritage and has extensive experience representing a range of community groups that deal with heritage, Native Title, Nunga courts and the Granny’s Group, displaying a great commitment to reconciliation between First Nations peoples.
She is the Dual Chairperson of the City of Adelaide’s Reconciliation Committee and previous Vice-Chairperson of the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee.
Jess is a proud Kaurna woman born and raised on Kaurna land.
She has been involved in Kaurna Native Title matters from a young age, served on the Board of the Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation, is the current Kaurna representative on the Adelaide Park Lands Authority Board, and is also a representative on the Aboriginal Reference Group for the Aboriginal Arts and Cultures Centre at Lot Fourteen.
Jess is passionate about promoting Kaurna culture, heritage and rights, mentoring young First Nations women, learning from her Elders and community, and advocating for reconciliation in the community and workplace. She currently works for the Department of Treasury and Finance as a Cultural Development Consultant, where she provides advice and direction on diversity and inclusion initiatives, reconciliation, First Nations employment and cultural awareness.
With a clear mandate set by the Executive Team, the Renewal SA Reconciliation Committee has been responsible for initiating, implementing, and driving all activity associated with the development of this Innovate RAP. Importantly, this committee will remain in place to oversee the continuing implementation of the developed action register.
4 May 2023 in Hackham, Office for Regional Housing, Bowden, Reconciliation, About us, News, Property and Projects, Prospect
It has been an exciting start to the year with the Government of South Australia making significant announcements regarding land releases
20 December 2022 in Adelaide Festival Plaza, Reconciliation, Bowden, About us, Works Program news, News, Works Program, Adelaide Railway Station, Property and Projects, Tonsley, Lightsview, Prospect
In this update, our Chief Executive Chris Menz reflects on some of our achievements in 2022
5 December 2022 in Reconciliation, News, Property and Projects
A unique series of yarning circles, focusing on Aboriginal stories and truth-telling has begun