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Gladstone, Bundaberg and Rockhampton Representing Australia in UN Sustainability Awards - Vote Now

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April 15, 2019

Respect.

That is the centre of the relationship between the local Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda nations and The Gladstone Port Corporation (GPC).

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The Ports exist in the Koongo, place of water and the Yallarm, place of shells, home for the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda nations.

The GPC has recognised not only the importance of the natural area to the people but also the importance of the people to the Port as employees, customers and community members.

Some of the art produced through the grant process on show during National Reconciliation Week at Kullaroo House.
Some of the art produced through the grant process on show during National Reconciliation Week at Kullaroo House.

The Port and surrounding nations struck an agreement in 2014 the Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) which has been nominated for the World Ports Sustainability Program’s (WPSP) Sustainability Awards in the category of Governance and Ethics.

GPC is representing Australia in this year’s World Ports Sustainability Program’s Sustainability Awards which are currently open for voting.

“I’d like to encourage everyone in the Port community, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Rockhampton to get behind the Port and their local people by voting in the awards.”

The agreement exists to ensure the responsible and respectful management of the lands and sea on which the Port does business to deliver sustainable and mutual prosperity. The agreement covers most of the Port precincts including Port of Gladstone, Bundaberg and Rockhampton.

The agreement supports the Indigenous Land Use Fund which supports projects and initiatives that develop, educate and enhance the community and our environment.

Chief executive of Ports Australia, Mike Gallacher, congratulated the entire team at GPC and the local people for their ongoing relationship and using it to create change for good.

“The Port and the local people have existed together for over 100 years. This is a vital economic area and a vital cultural area, working together with mutual respect has yielded some truly amazing results that we are incredibly proud of.”

“I’d like to encourage everyone in the Port community, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Rockhampton to get behind the Port and their local people by voting in the awards.”

“Voting takes less than a minute but closes on the 26th of April so show your support by getting online and voting.”

The agreement also features in Ports Australia's sustainability report, Ports and a Sustainable Australia. If you would like to apply for the ILUA Funding or learn more about the various parts of GPC's Reconciliation Action Plan head to their site.

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