Transurban acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
National Reconciliation Week celebrations
Transurban acknowledged National Reconciliation Week in May 2015 with a screening for our employees of the movie Harry’s War; an award-winning short film focusing on the life of a young Aboriginal soldier, Harry Saunders, who fights for Australia in Papua New Guinea during World War II.
For National Reconciliation Week in May 2016 Transurban held our first ever Welcome to Country Ceremonies in all of our regions within Australia.
Career and Education Support
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples come from a strong, diverse and vibrant cultural history connected with Country. The empowerment of our Nation’s First Peoples is vital in creating effective and lasting programs to address inequalities and progress reconciliation in Australia.
To enable this, our Innovate RAP has four key focus areas, Cultural Awareness, Education, Employment and Strong Local Relationships. These areas focus on connecting with and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations in the regions in which Transurban operates.