INPEX is committed to contributing to the sustainable development of the communities in which we operate, improving social and economic well-being while minimising impact on the environment.
Through extensive support programs and engagement with all stakeholders, INPEX seeks to ensure that our host communities benefit from our Projects.
Creating Careers for Territorians
As part of our commitment to supporting sustainable Aboriginal economic development, INPEX and Ichthys Project joint venturer Total donated $3 million to the construction of Larrakia Trade Training Centre, built by the Larrakia Development Corporation in Darwin.
The Larrakia Trade Training Centre in Darwin provides students an opportunity to gain professional, practical skills leading to meaningful employment.
The centre and its dynamic new approach to training offers any student, Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal, young or mature age, the chance to gain practical life skills and meaningful employment through opportunities evolving in Darwin. These skills will help students build a brighter future for themselves and the Northern Territory.
While open to everyone, the centre provides unique support to Aboriginal students. Students learn professional, practical skills such as electrical, automotive mechanics, metal fabrication, plumbing, civil and general construction, refrigeration and mining.
For more information call the Larrakia Trade Training Centre on (08) 8947 5022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Darwin University
The North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas is a hub located at Charles Darwin University for training and education programs (both on campus and externally through distance learning) together with research capabilities targeted at the specific needs of oil and gas operations and developments in the region.
INPEX and its Ichthys LNG Project Joint Venture participants Total, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric and Toho Gas contributed $3 million towards the construction of the Centre as part of a $91 million community investment package.
See the INPEX media release.
In 2009 INPEX signed an agreement with the Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation for the long-term management of the Djarindjin-Lombadina Airport in the Kimberley, Western Australia. The Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation own and operate the airport on behalf of the local Bardi Jawi people.
In partnership with the Western Australian Government, we undertook a major upgrade to the airport which now guarantees access for emergency evacuation from the Browse Basin fields. The upgrade greatly improves safety for offshore rig workers, especially during cyclone and emergency evacuations.
For the people of Djarindjin, the agreement provides an income stream together with training and job opportunities.
Kimberley Rock Art Chair
In 2012 INPEX demonstrated its commitment to understanding and preserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage by donating $500,000 to Kimberley Foundation Australia. INPEX’s contribution helps enable the position of the Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Rock Art Research and Management to be perpetually endowed.
The research will see Traditional Owners working alongside archaeologists to ensure findings are recorded, maintained and available for future generations. As part of this process Traditional Owners will be trained as field assistants providing them with the skills to develop their future employment opportunities.
In addition to this, the research program will help generate economic benefits for Traditional Owners who choose to share their history with tourists interested in learning about the Kimberley.
INPEX proudly sponsor
At INPEX we see sponsorship as a great way of engaging, supporting and enhancing the social and economic development of our host communities. By focusing on education and training, community, and environmental sponsorship activities, we seek to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our stakeholders.
INPEX talks to the community at the Fred’s Pass Show in Darwin, Northern Territory
Among the many community events and Projects INPEX sponsors are:
Darwin Harbour Cleanup Day
Fred’s Pass Show
NT Volunteer Coast Guard
NT Training Awards
Palmerston Golf Open
Australia Day Fun Run (Darwin)
NT Thunder Football Club
Kimberley Art Prize
Djarindjin Community Spirits Awards
Derby Boab Festival
For more sponsorship information please email email@example.com.
Supporting communities in need
As one of the leading petroleum companies in the world, we believe it is our responsibility to help communities in situations of need. In 2011 INPEX donated over $3 million dollars to the following causes:
- Japanese Red Cross flood relief efforts
- Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief appeal
- Victorian Bushfire Appeal
- City of Perth Lord Mayor’s Gascoyne and Mid West Floods Appeal
We listen to the community
Maintaining regular and open engagement with the communities in which we operate is paramount to INPEX. We are committed to addressing all community queries through a number of feedback tools which include:
Free phone 1800 705 010
Shopping centre displays
Regular stakeholder briefings
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