Diona’s Ballarat South Team Joins Forces for Clean Up Australia Day

Ballarat South Team: Preserving Nature and Upgrading Infrastructure

ESG Alignment

By actively participating in the clean-up of sensitive areas near Redan, Yuilles Wetlands, and the Yarrowee River, Diona demonstrates a profound commitment to preserving natural habitats and biodiversity. Additionally, by reducing pollution, Diona directly contributes to sustainable environmental practices and promotes healthier ecosystems.

Volunteering for Clean Up Australia Day, Diona highlights its dedication to the community, demonstrating a direct investment in improving local environmental conditions and public health.

SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 15 (Life on Land), SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

We are thrilled to share a recent initiative by our Ballarat South team, who joined forces with Central Highlands Water and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) for a special cause. While our primary focus has been on the essential upgrades of Ballarat’s ageing sewer system through the Ballarat South Separable Portion 2 project, our commitment to environmental stewardship extends beyond our project scope.

Understanding the importance of preserving our natural ecosystems, we recently took part in Clean Up Australia Day efforts, targeting the areas near Redan and Yuilles Wetlands and the Yarrowee River (Yaramlok). These beautiful areas are crucial habitats for wildlife, including the common galaxias, short-finned eel, Australian smelt, and even the endangered growling grass frog and iconic platypus. Sadly, these ecosystems have faced threats from illegal dumping.

Our project manager, Matthew Duckett, enthusiastically volunteered resources to help clean up these sensitive areas to support the regional Clean Up Australia Day efforts. Armed with a light tipper, hessian sacks, BBQ tongs, and a collaborative spirit, the team contributed positively, removing waste and helping to protect the local fauna.

This clean-up activity complements our ongoing infrastructure project, which aims to modernise Ballarat’s sewer system with minimal environmental disruption. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire Ballarat team for their enthusiasm and voluntary effort in making a meaningful difference in our community.