Celebrating National Reconciliation Week

Reflecting on Progress and Preparing for Innovation During National Reconciliation Week

ESG Alignment

The initiatives and activities highlighted during National Reconciliation Week primarily align with the Social Impact pillar. They focus on building respectful relationships, enhancing community engagement, and promoting inclusivity through partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

SDGs: 4 (Quality Education), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions)

Celebrating Progress and Partnership this National Reconciliation Week

As we celebrate National Reconciliation Week, we are proud to reflect on our achievements under our ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan and to announce our commitment to transitioning to an ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan.

Stronger Together with Girri Birrang and Kinaway

Our strategic partnership with Girri Birrang drives sustainable, community-focused futures, deeply respecting and celebrating Australia’s rich cultural heritage. Concurrently, our collaboration with the Kinaway Chamber of Commerce strengthens our connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Victoria, fostering inclusive growth and deeper engagement.

Cultural Visibility on the Ground

Across our projects, we are committed to visibly honouring and respecting the cultural heritage of the lands we operate on. From Ballarat to Lake Cargelligo and beyond, our teams proudly wear hi-vis shirts designed in consultation with local Aboriginal artists and councils, like the artwork by Wadawurrung Traditional Owner, Billy-Jay O’Toole in Ballarat, and designs from Murrin Bridge Aboriginal Land Council for Lake Cargelligo. These shirts reflect our respect for the cultures and histories, and also symbolise our ongoing commitment to meaningful change.

We embrace every opportunity to launch our projects with Indigenous cultural ceremonies, such as the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony at the Esk Reservoir project, and the cultural heritage induction provided by the Barada Barna Aboriginal Corporation for the Eungella Pipeline Project. These events deepen our teams’ understanding of the traditional lands on which our projects are developed and reinforce our commitment to collaboration and cultural integrity.

Engaging and Learning

Across Australia, our teams engage in cultural sessions with Indigenous leaders, deepening their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, reinforcing our commitment to education and mutual respect.

A Vision for the Future with Girri Birrang

Our ongoing collaboration with our Preferred Delivery Partner, Girri Birrang, enhances our efforts to create sustainable infrastructure that respects and honours Indigenous cultures, opening real opportunities for Indigenous communities and contributing to a reconciled future.

As we advance towards our ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan, we are committed to building stronger partnerships, enhancing cultural understanding, and actively engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Together, we strive for a reconciled and equitable Australia.

Join us on our journey toward reconciliation. Let’s make every step count!