We are committed to building trusted, transparent and long-term relationships with our communities and contribute positively through programs that respect their aspirations.
Our focus is to support local community groups and businesses wherever possible with our main priority being supporting health, education and cultural initiatives. We also have ongoing relationships with local sporting groups and community events, which we believe are the beating heart of local communities in remote New South Wales.
Through multiple engagement mechanisms, we foster transparent, inclusive and meaningful engagement with our stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement allows us to share information about our activities and performance and gain an understanding of our stakeholders’ needs and concerns to inform our decision making.
Over the last three years, approximately 51% of our procurement has been sourced from local communities which has injected approximately A$449M into our regional communities. We have additionally paid approximately A$1.3 million in Voluntary Planning Agreement contributions (which includes the maintenance of local roads, community programs and administration) and made discretionary donations of approximately A$0.4 million to local community groups and events.