Our Innovation through Demonstration approach to development encompasses community engagement and development, affordability and Indigenous relations. We also appreciate the cultural identity of the areas in which our developments take place, incorporating that identity within projects where appropriate.
We are committed to genuine community engagement in our projects in order to improve outcomes for the communities in which we operate. We seek to address unique community needs and aspirations and use both online and traditional methods of engagement. Some of our engagement methods include open days, community design forums, meetings, dedicated websites, online surveys and forums, information telephone lines, direct mail correspondence, and e-newsletters.
Through our Innovation through Demonstration approach to land development, we work with the community to deliver developments that are responsive to its needs. Our commitment to affordable housing sees us dedicating at least 15 per cent of our land and housing supply to affordable housing outcomes for people on low to moderate incomes.
We do this through successful partnerships across government and with the not-for-profit sector to provide affordable and appropriate housing opportunities that are needed in the community, in both metropolitan and regional areas.
Reconciliation Action Plan
In 2008 we formalised our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and since then have worked towards improving our reconciliation initiatives. Our current RAP contains actions which will be progressed over a two year period and ends in 2016.
We recognise the imbalance in meaningful employment and economic development for Aboriginal people in WA. Through our Innovation through Demonstration program, we have:
developed partnerships with like-minded organisations within the civil contracting industry to improve the participation rates of Aboriginal people in the workforce.
Protected song-lines of the land in our residential development at Waranjarri (Broome)
Recognised heritage through public artworks and cultural walks in various towns across the State and the metropolitan area.
Partnered with the Yawuru people on development of Warrgamburu Birragan, an industrial estate in Broome.