Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap – HAVE YOUR SAY –
NSW Implementation Plan Engagement

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peaks (NSW CAPO) is currently looking for your feedback to the first round of 2021 engagement sessions around Closing the Gap. The National Agreement on Closing the Gap is built around four Priority Reforms to change the way in which governments work with Aboriginal People.

The priority reforms are:

  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. Economic Prosperity and Employment (additional for NSW)


We want to get your views about what is needed to drive these priority reforms and make the lives of Aboriginal people better. Your views will help to create practical action that could be included in NSW Implementation Plan (NSW IP) to support Aboriginal people, communities and organisations in taking charge of their own lives and development. The NSW IP will include actions to achieve the priority reforms, funding, timeframes and accountability mechanisms.

A Community Companion document has been written to help explain to you more about the National Agreement and the Priority Reforms and the next steps for NSW.

Click HERE to have a read.


There are a range of ways you can join in the conversation. 

FACE TO FACE - If you would like to come to a face to face consultation please choose the location that you would prefer and register your attendance at the Eventbrite link next to the location:




Date (19-30 April)

Event Brite Link


Western Sydney

1 Mimika Ave,

23 April

North Coast


Lismore Workers Club
231 Keen St,

26 April



73 Prospect Rd,

26 April

Mid North Coast


Kempsey Macleay Services Club
1 York Lane,

27 April

Northern Region


Best Western All Settlers Motor Inn
191 Goonoo Goonoo Rd,

28 April

Far West Region


Cobar Bowling Club
Bloxham St,

29 April

South Coast Region

Batemans Bay

Club Catalina
154 Beach Road,

29 April

Central Region


Bangamalanha Centre,
Arthur St,

30 April

Wiradjuri Region

Wagga Wagga

The Pavilion Hotel
22-30 Kincaid Street,

30 April


ONLINE SURVEY - If you can’t get to a face to face engagement or would prefer to give feedback online, please have a look at our online survey by clicking here to take part in the survey, or type into your browser

RING CAPO – If you would prefer to speak to someone please call a CAPO representative on (02) 6659 1202.

EMAIL CAPO - If, you would like to send an email please send to



For further information on Closing the Gap please go to:

The Coalition of Peak website:

The Closing the Gap Website:


The National Coalition of Peaks

The National Coalition of Peaks is a representative body comprised of around forty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peaks organisations that have come together to have their collective voice heard on issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Since the Closing the Gap framework and targets were first implemented in 2008, we have been calling on government to recognise the expertise that exist in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

In an historical agreement, the Coalition of Peaks has formed a Joint Partnership with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in order to collaborate on the Closing the Gap Refresh process. This is the first time that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices have not only been invited to the table, but have also been empowered with shared decision-making responsibilities.

The Partnership Agreement has now been signed by the Prime Minister. The Coalition of Peaks are beginning to work with the Joint Partnership to affect meaningful change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information visit:


The Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations NSW (CAPO NSW) is made up of the following organisations:

  • NSW Aboriginal Land Council
  • NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
  • Link-Up (NSW)
  • Aboriginal Legal Services (NSW/ACT)
  • AbSec - NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation
  • First Peoples Disability Network

CAPO NSW is a member of the National Coalition of Peaks.