First Nations Representation in our Workforce

The Zinfra Gas Services Unit welcomes Denzel-Roy Hogan, preferred name Roy, into a full-time permanent role as an Operations Assistant at our Phillip Creek Compression Station outside Tennant Creek NT on the Northern Gas Pipeline.

Roy joined Zinfra in January through our partnership with RN Employment Services, an organisation working in remote communities to create job opportunities and support applicants during pre and post-employment.  

Roy begun as a part-time team member and was supported by RN during his first 6 months of employment with his onboarding and new starter needs to ensure he could travel to and from work each day and complete his onboarding activities. The role is part of the Group’s most geographically dispersed teams, working on the Gas Transmission and spread across NT, QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and TAS. 

The remote location of Phillip Creek requires an individual who is reliable, enthusiastic, willing to learn and experienced with working in harsh conditions. Since day one Roy has shown himself to have all of these qualities and more. 

Fiona McCabe from RN describes Roy as, “one of the most excited applicants I have ever seen, if everyone we helped was like Roy, there would be no more jobs left to fill”. 

It didn’t take long for Roy to go from working part time to full time and in this time, he has completed onboarding and is finishing GT induction training. Roy is also learning the process units at Phillip Creek Compression Station each day with a mix of on the job and competency modules delivered on-site. During the next few months he will complete the Safe Work System training and other mandatory training to further his skill set and set him up for a career path in energy. 

The RN team, Mel Carse and Fiona McCabe alongside Senior HR Business Partner, Dean Fisher all say their role in the process was to create a supportive environment for Roy to succeed. 
“This process has been mutually beneficial for our Group and Roy, he has made the most of every opportunity provided to him. His willingness to work hard and learn has already made an impact to the team” says Dean.

For the Zinfra Gas Services, Roy is a welcomed addition to the team after persisting with the recruitment process to find the right applicant. 

“It’s important as a company to support the communities that we operate in and provide meaningful employment opportunities for locals,” says Craig Farrugia, General Manager, Zinfra Gas Services. “Finding the right person for this job was not easy, it is a credit to all involved in Roy’s Journey and our partnership with RN that has led to such a great outcome.” 

Roy’s employment has been an outstanding success based on our partnership with RN and is part of our broader Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) journey to improve employment outcomes by increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention, and professional development.

Our Vision for Reconciliation is for our Group to foster an inclusive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Read more about our RAP here

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which we operate and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Pictured: Artwork by Aboriginal artist Chern’ee Sutton from Mount Isa for our Group’s Reconciliation Action Plan.