Supporting local communities

We contribute to the communities in which we live and work by partnering with local organisations whose missions align with our community engagement vision. Our focus is on sponsoring valuable contributions in the areas of community health and wellbeing, education & investing in future workforce diversity, and Indigenous and local engagement in the workforce.

Community volunteering:

We are supporting our local communities by providing our staff paid time to volunteer in their local communities. 

Community sponsorship:

Sedgman is committed to adding value by leaving a positive legacy in the communities in which we work. We do this in a number of ways including through community investments which are made at the corporate, regional and site/project level. Over the last year we have sponsored a range of community initiatives including the below.

Corporate community investments:

Community health and wellbeing
Queensland Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) The RFDS is dedicated to providing vital health care to anyone travelling, working or living in Australia. Sedgman was a platinum sponsor of the 2019 Wings for Life Gala Brisbane in July.
Western Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service The RFDS Western Australia provides extensive life-saving aero medical evacuations, transfers, and offers a range of primary health care services to those who live, work and travel across WA. Sedgman have provided funds for purchase equipment.
QCoal Foundation Supports local community health, liveability and education initiatives.
Education and future workforce diversity
Power of Engineering Runs one-day events for Year 9 and 10 high school students demonstrating that they have the power to change the world through engineering.
Fundacion Origen Supports a school in Chile for disadvantaged children.
Shanghai Sunrise Supports education in China for disadvantaged children.
Indigenous and local engagement
Indigenous Literacy Foundation Anot-for-profit charity that focuses on improving literacy levels in very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Projects and Operations community investments:

We are also committed to engagement with the community where our projects and operations sites are located. Over the last year our sites have supported the following:
Education and workforce diversity

Young Australian and Indigenous Art and Literacy Program

Bowen Basin Operations sites

Our operations sites in the Bowen Basin have pooled their community investments this year to support five local schools to participate in the Young Australian and Indigenous Art and Literacy program, run by the Children’s Charity Network. The program includes indigenous authors and artists visiting the schools once a term, teaching children the techniques and skills to bring their imaginations to life using art, and to convert ideas and thought into written language. By tweaking the school programs to become more arts based, attendance and outcomes improve.

Silver sponsorship of Bacon Busters & Bike Bonanza Sonoma Operations Raising funds for Collinsville State High School.
Community health and wellbeing
Middlemount community sports association Foxleigh Operations Support of swimming club.
Bowen Seagulls Sonoma Operations Sponsorship of Bowen Seagulls girls under 14 and under 16 teams and sponsorship of Bowen Seagulls junior rugby league Corey Jensen carnival.
Maryvale Rural Fire Brigade Curragh Operations Donation of generator to support the rural fire service.
Rainbows and Roses charity fundraiser Byerwen Project Support for children with Cystic Fibrosis.
Mackay Special Children's Christmas party sponsorship Byerwen Project Support Special Children's Christmas parties for children with disability.
Support fund for Paul Brukner Byerwen Project Support for family of Whitten's site employee who passed away.
Gulf United Junior Rugby League start-up New Century Operations Sponsorship for the purchase of player kits, touch footballs, water bottles and weekly meals at training.
Indigenous and local engagement
Upper Hunter Community service Mt Pleasant Project Delivery of Men's Life Skills Program facilitated by UHCS Partnership Abroginal Family Worker and Community Capacity Buidling Team.

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