CIMIC Group taking action on reconciliation

July 01, 2021
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Construction and commissioning
  • People and community

We’re sharing an update on some CIMIC Group activities that are expanding opportunities for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work within and alongside our business.


Indigenous team members join our projects and operations in a range of trainee, workforce and professional roles. Indigenous participation has trended upwards over the past three years, in construction, mining and services, and we continue to focus on providing inclusive career opportunities and workplaces.

Generating local jobs and career paths
Generating local jobs
Working with Indigenous businesses
Working with Indigenous businesses


Our partnerships with organisations such as Supply Nation enable us to tap into a vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business sector, diversifying and strengthening our supply chain.

Our Group engages Indigenous businesses for a wide range of supplies and services including labour hire and recruitment, training, technology solutions, crane and lifting services, fleet management, waste management, clothing and PPE, civil works, environmental and remediation works, concrete pumping, transport, plumbing services, printing, cleaning and catering – to name just a few.

“As part of the community, we acknowledge our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and champion equal opportunity. Diverse participation is a positive for our business and creates a valuable legacy for the future.”

Juan Santamaria CIMIC Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


The Group continues to partner with CareerTrackers and the Clontarf Foundation, expanding young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders people’s education pathways and employment prospects.

This year CPB Contractors renewed their commitment to CareerTrackers by signing a second 10-year agreement, joined by Broad and EIC Activities. CIMIC, Thiess, Sedgman, UGL and Pacific Partnerships are continuing with rolling annual sponsorship arrangements. Together we’re creating multiple opportunities for university students to complete internships across the Group.

UGL and Thiess support the Clontarf Foundation which operates 131 academies with approximately 10,000 participants in WA, NT, QLD, NSW, VIC and SA.

Supporting education and capacity-building
Supporting education and capacity-building
Sharing culture and insights
Sharing culture and insights

Cultural awareness

In November 2020, we introduced a new CIMIC Group Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness E-learning module, available across all of our businesses on One Learning, our Group wide training platform.

Developed by SBS, Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, the training has received a big thumbs-up from participants for its use of animations, short films, activities and interviews.

Acknowledgement of country

The CIMIC Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea and waterways. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team members and communities.

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