Celebrating 10 years at Botany Industrial Park with the local Indigenous community
Broadspectrum values a culturally safe environment that is built on respect and diversity, and is continuously scoping opportunities to interact with local Indigenous community members on various projects and initiatives.
We are dedicated to including Indigenous people and their communities in sharing in the success and achievements of our business.
To celebrate our 10-year anniversary as the primary contractor at Botany Industrial Park, NSW, we invited Michael West and Brendan ‘Japangardi’ Kerin, from local Indigenous organisation Guwaali to acknowledge this milestone with a presentation about his connection to country followed by a performance on the Yidaki (didgeridoo).
Guests were entertained with Indigenous artefacts, weapons and kangaroo skins where they were taught how they are used and the importance of passing these traditions to the younger Indigenous generation.
Broadspectrum delivers a number of services such as planned maintenance, breakdown response, shutdown services, and project delivery and subcontractor management to three chemical companies within the site – Qenos, Huntsman and IXOM. Furthermore we provide scaffold crews and on-site fabrication services for welding and pipe fitting.
“As there is a large Indigenous population near the Botany Industrial Park site and a large Indigenous workforce within Broadspectrum, I felt the occasion was a great opportunity to reach out and mark this milestone with the local Indigenous community. The performances were very inspiring where through art and storytelling, reminded us of the richness inherent in embracing what we have in common as well as our differences,” commented Botany Industrial Park, Alliance Contract Manager, Antoinette Rizk.
Guwaali is a leading independent consultant that works to promote Indigenous reconciliation and social inclusion through a broad range of cultural programs across the Sydney region.
Over the years, we have developed a positive relationship with Guwaali who has been engaged to participate in Indigenous cultural events such as NAIDOC week.
Broadspectrum will continue to develop relationships with local Indigenous organisations as initiatives like these are encouraged through our Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) where there is a solid commitment to support the local Indigenous community.