TransGrid launches Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement and participation policy

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TransGrid has published its first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and Participation Policy, affirming a business-wide commitment to engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities during the development, delivery, maintenance and operation of projects and assets.

Through this new policy, TransGrid says it’s committing to the following four principles: 

  • Respect and recognise ongoing connection to Country and the importance of cultural heritage 
  • Create participation opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and businesses 
  • Lead the way in engaging with and developing sustainable relationships 
  • Enhance the cultural awareness of employees and contractors to ensure they understand its importance and relevance. 

TransGrid says the new policy links closely with its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, and “will have a positive and long-lasting impact as we continue along the road to reconciliation”. 

Learn more about TransGrid’s vision for reconciliation

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