NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year.
It’s an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and celebrate the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
Transdev celebrations will continue tomorrow morning with a special ceremony at Sydney Ferries at Barangaroo Wharf and a ceremony at the Balmain Shipyard on Friday.
Our Transdev John Holland buses in Sydney will hold a celebration on Wednesday at its Port Botany depot also coinciding with Transdev enabling and taking part in a Souths Cares Careers Day.
Transdev has a community partnership with Souths Cares which builds capacity in education, health and employment of local youth and First Nations peoples.
On Thursday, some of Transdev’s Melbourne team and our Joint Venture partners John Holland, will also take part in cultural awareness training.
Sydney trams wrapped in special NAIDOC artwork will also be moving through Sydney this month.
Transdev CEO Brian Brennan said NAIDOC Week was an opportunity to reflect on shared history and embrace Indigenous culture.
“This week is a time to learn more about First Nations cultures and appreciate and celebrate local Indigenous knowledge and histories,” Mr Brennan said.
Transdev Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion Sam Collins said Transdev was progressing its reconciliation journey by updating its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
“We’ve made good progress on our Innovate RAP and we’ll be progressing to a Stretch RAP this year,” Ms Collins said.
“We’ll be building on the strong foundation we have with more longer-term strategies and more specific reconciliation targets for our business.”
For more NAIDOC Week info, visit here.