Cultural Heritage & Indigenous Community Relations Policy

Ground Masters is committed to developing relationships of mutual understanding and respect with the indigenous peoples of the areas in which it operates or proposes to operate.

Ground Masters strives to:

  • Implement and develop a progressive and conscientious approach towards developing indigenous community relations;

  • Support the aspirations of indigenous peoples to exercise control over their own institutions, ways of life and economic development;

  • Demonstrate our desire to explore and encourage employment opportunities for indigenous Australians;

  • Recognise the historical and cultural contributions made by indigenous people in Australia and;

  • Develop cultural awareness and protect indigenous heritage.


In carrying out its operations, Ground Masters seeks to:

  • Increase awareness of indigenous culture for all members of staff;

  • Strengthen and increase the purpose and quality of its communication with indigenous communities;

  • Acknowledge and respect the importance of land and the environment to indigenous Australians;

  • Inform and consult with clients and their associates, prior to any activities (including for example mine site excavation, maintenance activities, vegetation clearing etc), to ensure that local indigenous sensitivities are respected;

  • Consult with appropriate authorities to maximise employment opportunities for indigenous Australians;

  • Provide support for the training, development and care of indigenous employees and;

  • Support practical initiatives that provide socio-economic benefits to indigenous people.


Attainment of the above outcomes reflects Ground Masters vision of being an active corporate citizen and a respectful advocate of indigenous economic, cultural and heritage issues.       


This policy shall be reviewed at regular and planned intervals.

Robert Wakefield, Managing Director

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