We want to be an industry leader in making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander equality a reality.
We have land use agreements with Traditional Owners over specific areas. In making these agreements, we've gone beyond a short-term focus on compensation to address long-term developments goals and post-project sustainability.
Our operations are underpinned by our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their histories and unique connection to land.
We create education, training, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, through:
- Beyond the Broncos Girls Academy – delivering mentoring, tutorial support and leadership training in Western Downs schools.
- Indigenous Traineeship and Apprenticeship Programs – creating full-time jobs for high school graduates offering on-the-job learning and accredited training.
- Indigenous Scholarship Program – assisting students to complete higher education in five of Queensland’s leading universities.
- Whanu Binal Indigenous Entrepreneur Program - our online learning experience delivered with CQ University, specifically designed to support Indigenous business owners in the field of business and entrepreneurship.
Arrow’s Indigenous Staff Network
Bundagadan can be translated as meaning ‘rainbow from this place’, which refers to Arrow Energy’s project footprints in associated communities of where we operate.
Our Indigenous Staff Network provides a support mechanism for our staff which stems from Arrow’s commitments to our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Basins to Beach - from the artist
The Basins to Beach artwork (depicted above and to the left) represents Arrow Energy’s story in an Aboriginal way. The name Basins to Beach refers to gas extracted from the Surat and Bowen coal basins and piped to Gladstone, and depicts:
- gas wells and how they are connected
- water and how it is treated
- Arrow’s commitment to the environment
- Arrow’s negotiations and ongoing relationships with Traditional Owners, land owners and the broader community
- activities associated with the project.
The artwork has been reproduced digitally in three colour variations representing farm land, the outback and the ocean.
I have calculated that there are approximately 432,000 individual dots on this piece, which measures 960mm x1,600mm.
I am really happy with how the artwork has turned out. The image has great depth, and an array of visual effects depending on the distance and angle at which you view the painting.
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