AUSTRALIAN
ABORIGINAL PARTICIPATION

Quanta Power Australia is proud of the history of its businesses in developing first peoples globally through projects across Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada.

We are committed to delivering positive social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through apprenticeships, training, employment and the procurement of supplies and services.

QPA also understands the importance of heritage, cultural and environmental issues surrounding Aboriginal territories and employs Australian Aboriginal specialists in an advisory capacity during our projects.

We actively support participation policy in every state and strive to leave a positive lasting legacy for many generations to come.

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SOME OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

    QSN3 Project

    QPA company Nacap provided extensive benefits to local communities by seeking their participation and engagement in the project utilising local services, suppliers, aboriginal cultural heritage monitors and labour actively supporting sustainability and development of local communities.

      NACAP IN PNG

      QPA company Nacap mobilised its business to Papua New Guinea in 2017 creating numerous roles and upskilling opportunities for First Nations people in Port Moresby, Angore and Kutubu.

        Fort McMurray West 500kV Transmission Project

        Valard recognised the importance of indigenous partnerships and implemented a comprehensive Indigenous contracting strategy totalling $85 million of direct investment through employment and contract opportunities.

        Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and local community groups and local community groups have been employed in the following roles by Quanta Power Australia businesses

        • Environmental and archaeological monitoring
        • Equipment and material procurement
        • Right of way clearing and vegetation management
        • Road building and maintenance
        • Bridge construction
        • General labour
        • Truck driving and fuel delivery
        • Security and traffic control
        • First aid and medical services
        • Catering and camp facilities
        • Communications
        • Legal services
        • General administration

        DEVELOPING LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES

        We know our projects are extremely important for stimulating employment, increasing socioeconomic development and supporting local social objectives. Our goal on all projects is to consult local community first for the supply of workforce, materials and services whenever possible.

        This approach benefits the communities in which we operate, supports our corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment and positively impacts project logistics and costs.

        PUTTING THE COMMUNITY TO WORK

        QPA organisations have deployed workforces of up to 1000 employees on our many projects. On each project, up to 80% of personnel has been from local communities.

        INVEST IN LOCAL BUSINESS

        We have procured hundreds of millions of dollars of materials and services from local businesses over the course of our many projects.

        LEAVING THE RIGHT FOOTPRINT

        QPA actively seeks out opportunities to develop our project surrounds and the communities in which we operate, leaving a positive legacy through a wide range of initiatives. These include local infrastructure development and environmental rehabilitation to apprenticeships, donations and the purchase of local goods and services.