As water and energy utilities, we recognise the Traditional Owners of the land that our assets are located on, and our responsibility to respect their ongoing connection to the lands, skies, waters, plants and animals.
Our relationship with Traditional Owners is an important element of our ability to deliver projects in successful way. Culturally appropriate engagement with Traditional Owners will occur for a range of purposes, including, access to Country, agreement making (including those related to Native Title), cultural heritage protection, and to foster respect for human rights, dignity and culture of Traditional Owner communities.
Join our WE (water & energy) Lunch + Learn series on Thursday, 19 August 2021 1PM-2:00 PM AEST online with special guest panel:
- Roanna Edwards, Manager Aboriginal Strategy & Engagement, Horizon Power WA
- Kirstan Wilding, Leader Corporate Social Responsibility, TasNetworks
- Clyde Rigney, Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Advisor, SA Water
- Kate Sullivan, Manager Strategy and Sustainability, Barwon Water Vic
The panel will discuss different approaches to engagement with Traditional Owners acknowledging the unique aspects of each of these communities and the importance of understanding the values, culture and historical connection that Traditional Owners have with their land.
Customer, engagement, communications and other folk from across the water and energy sectors are encouraged to join this interactive session with authentic sharing and Q&A.
Please contact Eve Rodrigues for more information.