The first major community program funded as part of the Gorgon Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP) will provide the people of Onslow with a much-anticipated "garden of opportunity".
Our commitment to supporting communities where we operate has helped make the garden a reality.
We've jointly funded the garden with our Joint Venture Participants in the Gorgon Project, LandCorp and the Shire of Ashburton, in addition to "in kind" support from a number of community groups.
Promoting Health and Wellness
For us, the garden is aligned with our commitment to promoting the merits of a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition.
Partnering with the Onslow community has given us the opportunity to relay that message to a wider audience.
For the people of Onslow, the garden is helping to bring them together as a community - for a common cause.
To ensure long-term sustainability, the Thalanyji - the traditional land owners - and local residents worked together to develop the garden and its future plans.
Today, the garden is assisting members of the community to develop skills and knowledge in growing organic produce, building and development, horticulture, water management, organic waste management, urban biodiversity and clean food production.
Long term, it will also help in the development of other skills associated with the garden, including community cooking classes, nutrition education and recreational activities.