PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITIES
Beach recognises its intrinsic role in supporting communities, by actively contributing to sustainable environments and the health, safety and wellbeing of the people living in the areas where it operates.
Our community investment program aims to contribute to stronger and more resilient communities by supporting initiatives that empower people and which promote positive social and/or environmental change.
Beach’s community investment strategy focuses on three key areas; education, environment and health, safety and wellbeing. These categories are linked back to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to improve society and the environment for all people, through a collective international response.
Below are just some examples of the ways in which Beach is partnering with communities.
ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE
Beach Energy is a major sponsor of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, who provide a critical emergency health response service to thousands of Australians each year, including in the Cooper Basin where Beach Energy has substantial operations.
The RFDS is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA MUSEUM
Beach Energy partners with the South Australia Museum to deliver a range of programs that deliver STEM based learning experiences for school children, as well as education activities for students in remote communities.
For example, the Out of the Glass Case program takes educational programs to the APY Lands in remote South Australia, giving young Aboriginal students the chance to experience some of the Museum’s exhibits.
Beach is also proud to partner with the SA Museum on delivering Fossil Fest – a three day festival in Adelaide in 2019, and the Young Explorers program, encouraging young people to get involved in the museum’s artifacts.
TARANAKI COMMUNITY RUGBY TRUST
The Taranaki Community Ruby Trust (TCRT) leases farmland which Beach Energy owns as it surrounds the Kupe Production Station in New Zealand.
The Trust runs a dairy farming operation thanks to the use of this land and all profits from the farm are attributed directly to primary and secondary schools and local youth clubs. Grants from the programme provide equal opportunity for Taranaki youth to team play sports.
This partnership is highly valued in the community and Beach’s unique relationship with the Taranaki Community Rugby Trust was recognised and rewarded with the coveted PEPANZ Excellence in Community and Partnership and Engagement Award.
Port campbell surf life saving club
The Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club has been keeping the community safe in the Corangamite Shire area for more than 50 years.
The club provides surf lifesaving patrols for beachgoers and teaches children surf awareness and beach safety through its Nipper program, as well as managing a coastal rescue service along a 60 kilometre stretch of the Shipwreck Coast.
Beach recognises the important role that the Club plays in the community by supporting the club’s Nipper and leadership programs as well as providing funding for a new surf boat.
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