Hindmarsh would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which we live and work and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Hindmarsh have worked in partnership with our clients on several Indigenous engagement initiatives over the last 40 years. To build on this legacy, Hindmarsh will officially begin our journey to reconciliation through our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2023.
“I am proud to introduce our first ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which outlines the framework Hindmarsh will follow to support the National reconciliation movement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.” said Rowan Hindmarsh, CEO.
“Hindmarsh has always been about relationships – with each other, with our customers and the communities in which we operate. We are committed to developing respectful, open, and honest relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We will focus on creating meaningful opportunities to increase employee participation and continue to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses through the procurement of goods and services. We are proud of the work our people have done to date across our projects through our existing partnerships, however we believe there is so more we can all do to create real, long-lasting change for a brighter future. We see our ‘Reflect’ RAP as a significant milestone in our 40-year history. This important journey will further embed a culture of diversity and inclusion across our project sites and build on the strengths of our workforce to encourage cultural awareness and different ways of thinking.”
You can view our complete Reflect RAP here.
Pathways to Reconciliation (by Lani Balzan)
The artwork featured as part of our RAP represents the connection Hindmarsh has with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture. Overall, it is the focus of Hindmarsh and the importance of our Reconciliation journey. Building Relationships with indigenous and non-indigenous people by developing respectful, trusting, and collaborative culture.
The artwork centrepiece represents Hindmarsh as a whole, it represents Hindmarsh’s connection and commitment to our reconciliation journey. The symbols surrounding the centrepiece signify the coming together of people. The five (5) elements circling the centrepiece represent our values – quality, integrity, safety, innovation, and teamwork. These all link up to the centrepiece to continue the journey. There are kangaroo tracks leading off these to represent moving forward as a kangaroo cannot move backwards. The pathways leading in and out represent “Don’t Walk By” and Hindmarsh safety culture.
The background represents the land, and the work Hindmarsh does all over Australia. The ring symbols represent the different sites and work performed daily.
About the Artist
Lani Balzan is an Aboriginal artist and graphic designer specialising in designing Indigenous canvas art, graphic design, logo design, Reconciliation Action Plans Design and document design. Lani is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Wiradjuri people of the three-river tribe. Her family originates from Mudgee but she grew up all over Australia and lived in many different towns starting her business in the Illawarra NSW and recently relocating to Mid-North Queensland.