The project looks to work together with our First Nations community partners to co-create sustained and resilient pathways to skills, employment and enterprise aligned with their aspirations for Country.
BMA Asset President Mauro Neves said, “No one knows the Great Barrier Catchment better than the Traditional Owners and Indigenous communities. This program will equip them to help heal and protect the environment while creating new jobs and supporting their communities.”
“It is great to be working with a partner that is a committed part of the RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) network and has a track record of championing initiatives that empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We share a recognition of the pivotal role that First Nations Peoples must have in leading stewardship of this continent’s diverse natural resources,” said Richard Sporne, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator for Greening Australia’s Reef Aid program.
“BHP/BMA’s partnership has been invaluable through their understanding of the need to take time to build strong relationships, and commitment to exploring innovative avenues for bringing investment into healing-Country enterprises and aspirations so the outcomes of the project can be sustained well past five years.”
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