Gamuda launches first Reconciliation Action Plan
Gamuda Australia has launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), taking the company’s first steps towards strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.
Endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the Reflect RAP solidifies Gamuda’s ongoing commitment towards a more equitable future and the company’s support for enhancing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Mr Ewan Yee, Executive Director, Gamuda Australia said: “In building our business in Australia, we aim to contribute to the local infrastructure landscape and leave a positive social legacy in the communities in which we operate. That includes ensuring our offices and worksites are culturally safe and welcoming places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses.
“Improving our understanding of reconciliation and supporting positive engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities is fundamental to achieving this,” he said.
Gamuda’s RAP outlines the steps being taken to improve the cultural knowledge and understanding of the team and achieve positive engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. This includes providing pathways for upskilling and training, diverse hiring, and engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses throughout Gamuda’s operations.
In developing the RAP, Gamuda Australia worked with Indigenous creative agency Gilimbaa and Wakka Wakka man David Williams to create an artwork that symbolises Gamuda’s reconciliation journey in Australia. Titled ‘Together, Weaving Our Future’ the artwork represents Gamuda’s pledge to build and maintain strong connections, as well as the business’s long-term commitment to Australia.
Sianne Bennett, Head of Human Resources said: “Gamuda’s Reconciliation Action Plan is an important part of our reconciliation journey and the blueprint for ensuring we engage with respect and create meaningful partnerships with local traditional owners on every project we deliver.”
Download Gamuda’s Reconciliation Action Plan here.