TOWNSVILLE RING ROAD PROJECT’S PATH TO RECONCILIATION
At Georgiou, we pride ourselves on our ongoing commitment to Indigenous engagement, which flourishes through applying best practice principles that recognise diversity and the complexity of Indigenous cultures and traditions.
At Georgiou, we pride ourselves on our ongoing commitment to Indigenous engagement, which flourishes through applying best practice principles that recognise diversity and the complexity of Indigenous cultures and traditions. We are committed to seeking and building meaningful relationships based on trust, mutual respect and shared values.
Notably, our Townsville Ring Road project in North Queensland is consistently driving change with ongoing initiatives that align with Georgiou’s values and produce meaningful impact for Indigenous communities. The project has been nominated for the 2023 QLD Reconciliation Awards – Partnerships Category, illuminating dedication and unwavering commitment to reconciliation in Queensland.
Providing various perspectives, experience and knowledge, our Townsville Ring Road project has employed 66 local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders since commencement. These include subcontractors CHMA aligned workforce and internal staff. In addition, Georgiou is proud to have followed the journeys of nine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees and apprentices since the project initiated.
Aboriginal and Torres strait islander employees currently complete 4.5% of the total hours worked, with 6 months still left until project completion. In addition, 3.4% of the total project spend sits with Indigenous owned businesses, further stimulating and supporting economic development and entrepreneurship.
Also encouraging a greater sense of connection and understanding amongst all employees on site, the team has held five Cultural Heritage Awareness training sessions.