Our communities

Beach’s community is mainly located in South Australia, where the head office and the majority of its Cooper Basin activities are located. Other areas in which the Company operates includes south western Queensland, the Gippsland and Otway Basins in Victoria, the Bonaparte Basin in the Northern Territory, and the south east of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. Our goal is to build strong relationships with the communities in each of these areas and demonstrate that Beach is:

  • A good corporate citizen through the employment of local labour and contractors where possible;
  • Supportive of communities in which we operate;
  • Clear and timely in its communication of its operational plans; and
  • Committed to minimising impacts on the community during operations and leaving a positive social legacy after those operations.
 Community and Stakeholder Engagement Policy

Contribution to local communities – In FY16, we continued to participate in the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Clusters Programs in South Australia, involved the Boonthamurra People in the environmental rehabilitation program and provided financial support to local Aboriginal communities in the Bonaparte Basin towards a cultural healing camp and outstation water bore equipment.

This year, we invested $ .25 million in community sponsorships. To further read about community investments and Aboriginal engagement please refer to the 2016 Sustainability Report

FY17 Company outlook
  • Further improve internal processes to manage community feedback; and
  • Develop and deliver culture heritage and awareness training sessions for employees.