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Visionstream indigenous partnership cleans up!

Monday, 10 April 2017

One of Visionstream’s national nbn teams based in Australia’s mid north coast of NSW is working to upgrade a boat ramp and surrounding picnic area in Kempsey, partnering with the local indigenous community, contractors and Kempsey Shire Council after a successful program of works connecting the region to the national broadband network.

Visionstream identified a skills gap in their nbn project, based around the Port Macquarie and Kempsey area, and engaged Real Futures, a training and employment service supporting indigenous Australians, to connect job ready people with the Visionstream team.

Indigenous employees sourced from Real Futures were deployed to the project working with Visionstream to roll out the nbn and paving the way to connect homes and businesses to the nbn.  As part of the Real Futures program, 50 Visionstream employees and subcontractors undertook cultural awareness training to gain a better insight into indigenous culture.  

The partnership between the teams was so successful that Visionstream, Real Futures and local contractors joined forces to work on a community improvement program, to benefit the local area. An upgrade project was identified, including rubbish and weed removal, the installation of new park benches, an upgrade of the path around the area and the planting of indigenous flora.  To celebrate the successful completion of the project, a thank you BBQ and game of touch football was enjoyed by all.

Visionstream is supportive of nbn’s Reconciliation Action Plan and is finding unique ways to support its development and growth across our business.

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