We’re committed to creating a workplace that’s inclusive, supportive and where everyone feels they can belong. We understand that each individual is unique and we embrace our differences.
Together we respect and value the diversity of our people, clients, stakeholders and communities. We see difference as an opportunity to drive innovation and realise our strategic priorities and we believe that diversity and inclusion needs to be woven into the ways things are done.
We thrive on building a workplace where people are treated fairly and respectfully, have access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to our success. It also makes Zinfra a great and interesting place to work.
A career with us will see you work with diverse, talented and committed team members, making a positive contribution to Australia’s energy infrastructure.
Our Diversity and Inclusion plan is aligned with our Group strategic approach and builds upon our foundations of developing the culture and behaviours necessary for an inclusive workplace.
Our focus is on three important areas:
Flexibility & Equity
Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
Zinfra is proud to launch our inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This is a significant milestone as we continue to play our role in reconciliation in this country.
Endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, our Reflect RAP recognises and acknowledges Australia’s First Peoples and demonstrates our journey to continue to build inclusive and sustainable relationships which are mutually beneficial.
It also recognises our proud history of partnering with Aboriginal communities through the development of various projects and the many positive and long standing relationships we have built with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through supporting local communities and Indigenous employment. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Our vision for reconciliation is for our organisation to foster an inclusive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To achieve this:
We acknowledge the diversity and the valuable contribution of the First Nations peoples to Australian society.
We acknowledge the hurt, dislocation and disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and honour their strength and resilience.
We will continue to build an inclusive and diverse workforce where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural identity is respected and everybody’s contribution is valued.
We will continue to build respectful and inclusive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our projects and activities across Australia.
We will continue to provide our workforce with the skills and knowledge to be culturally responsive to the communities where we live and work.
We will continue to provide equal training, sustainable employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses.
We will lead by example in encouraging others to embrace the advantages and benefits that result from reconciliation.
To bring our RAP to life and help tell the story of our reconciliation journey, we engaged Chern’ee Sutton a proud Kalkadoon woman and artist from Mount Isa, Queensland. Her style combines two worlds of traditional Aboriginal heritage with a modern contemporary twist. We are thrilled to be the recipients of this artwork and will treasure it for years to come as a reminder of where we have come from.
The launch of this RAP makes us proud to be who we are and we thank everyone who has worked to bring this together and the many people who will continue to form and nurture important relationships in the years to come.
2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia, we recognise that reconciliation is a journey for all Australians and that we all have a role to play. We are dedicated to having the right conversations and playing our part in this.
Zinfra celebrated National Reconciliation Week 2021 by sharing stories told by our Indigenous Australian team members about their history, culture and thoughts on this year’s theme ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’.
Here meet Kerrard Minniecon, Supervisor in our Zinfra Power Services team and proud Kabi Kabi man. Starting his career at 19 years old, he was one of the youngest and also one of the first indigenous men to be trained in live line work in Australia. Kerrard took the time to talk about his start in the industry, his family history, what he wants his children to learn and the importance of inclusion and acceptance