Since the time of dreaming, Koongo, place of water, Yallarm, place of shells and its environs have been the home of the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda nations.
For the last 100 years GPC has proudly worked with and alongside these nations and is committed to the reconciliation journey.
GPC acknowledges and values the Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander heritage, culture and peoples and the role they play in our organisation as employees, customers and community members.
Reconciliation Action Plan
GPC's commitment to reconciliation focuses on developing and maintaining respectful, enduring and mutually beneficial relationships between all Australians. We aim to empower Indigenous Australians by creating a culturally safe and appropriate work environment and community, where each of us as individuals can contribute learn and grow.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been developed in partnership with the local Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander communities and highlights our ongoing committment to reconciliation through relationships, respect, opportunities and accountability.
GPC & PCCC Indigenous Land Use Fund
An Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) has been established between the Port Curtis Coral Coast (PCCC) Native Title Claim Group and GPC. This voluntary partnership has been established to ensure the responsible and respectful management of the lands and sea on which we do business to deliver sustainable and mutual prosperity.
A fund has been established through the ILUA to support projects and initiatives that develop, educate and enhance the community and our environment. The Fund is administered by an ILUA Implementation Committee consisting of four PCCC representatives and four GPC representatives.
To apply to the ILUA fund review the guidelines and application process map and complete the application form. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Directions Community Liaison Group
Consisting of both community and GPC representatives, the Future Directions Community Liaison Group (FDCLG) was created with the intent to build sustainable partnerships with the future generation of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander leaders in Gladstone for long-term growth, prosperity and opportunity.
The FDCLG vision is to "Create opportunity in collaboration", and as a group strive to develop meaningful relationships between GPC and the Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander community, share information and strive for positive opportunities for both GPC and the community.
Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow
Recognising and supporting the talent of today, so they can emerge as the talent of tomorrow is the focus behind our scholarship and bursary program specifically for Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander students.
A bursary program acknowledges the achievements of students in Years 8 and 10, not only encourages academic achievement and cultural awareness, but also participation, attitude and attendance. Students are awarded bursaries in recognition of their commitment and to assist with the cost of schooling.
The Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow Scholarship is an initiative designed to support the learning journey even further, providing financial assistance of up to $21,000 over a three year period.