NAIDOC Week – Connecting Through Culture & Community

Indigenous EngagementNews
July 7, 2023

National NAIDOC Week Celebrations continued across the regions. Grant Marshall visited our teams in Townsville, Sydney along with our Bric Housing and Bohle Tafe construction sites to further share stories of our Elders and First Nations peoples, with our teams, industry partners and subcontractors.

Through enriching conversations, and the sharing of culture and stories of past generations, Grant emphasised the significance of this year’s theme and reminding us of the importance of honouring and respecting our shared history.  Recounting stories from his youth, Grant reflected on the strength and wisdom of Elders, who have shaped him into the person he is today. He also shed light on the struggles Elders faced, and those that continue to fight for their people across our Nation.

This morning, our Bric Housing construction site in Redcliffe, where Paynters are building 18 one-bedroom units for those in need, became a hub of celebration and community engagement. As construction progresses, we are dedicated to going beyond the physical structures we are building. The team welcomed Qld Attorney-General and local Redcliffe MP Yvette D’Ath to share in the morning’s NAIDOC Celebration. 

With Grant leading the way within our industry, we recognise the value of sharing the NAIDOC Week message, spreading cultural awareness, and foster respectful relationships with our First Nations communities. By actively engaging with our sites and the community, we aim to nurture an environment of understanding, respect, and inclusivity. This commitment extends far beyond construction projects, as we strive to leave a lasting positive impact on the communities we operate in.

Special mention to Bina’s Kitchen and Kallico Catering for providing unique culinary experiences showcasing Indigenous flavours and ingredients across our various office locations.