Acknowledgement to Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We extend our respect to the Traditional Custodians of the Land in Henderson, the Whadjuk (Wajuk) people; the Traditional Custodians of the Land in Port Hedland, the Kariyarra people; and the Traditional Custodians of the Land in Bunbury, the Wardandi Noongar people.   We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Establishing a RAP for Orontide is about taking the next step as we continue our journey to make a meaningful difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to be inclusive in their work and contribute to national reconciliation.

In developing our first RAP, Orontide have committed to completing actions that will drive our contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which we operate in.  We believe the RAP process will help us to deliver on our commitment to create sustainable employment and economic opportunities for local people and industry stakeholders in the areas in which we operate. We place a strong focus on providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People through our business and our sub-contractors.

We are very aware of the importance of embracing an inclusive workforce culture that supports, values and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. Our RAP outlines our vision and the steps we will take as a company to achieve this. As a Reflect RAP, we acknowledge that it is the first stage in the RAP process and the next step in our journey towards making a meaningful difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the Artist

I’m a Noongar Martu, and a single mum. I started painting about eight years ago. I didn’t know I could paint. I could draw – my favourite subject at school was Arts and Crafts. I’ve lived most of my life in Perth. I only decided to go back home so my kids could learn who they are and where they come from, their culture and language.

When I paint it takes my worries away. It takes the beauty out from within me to put on canvas, so that the world can see I’m a beautiful person within. I want to become a well-known artist, and for people to appreciate my work. I hope one day I make it. I’d love to become famous for my art. My kids are proud of me. They love my work.”

About the Artwork

The piece, titled Whirlpool, was painted by artist and Noongar Martu Annabella Flatt.  The artwork was purchased in November 2019 from Spinifex Hill Studio in Port Hedland and is on display in our Corporate office in Henderson for all to enjoy.