In its endeavours to create sustainable growth within local communities, Central Petroleum Limited (Central) seeks and encourages members of the local community to work alongside it. We actively participate in our local communities and seek local employment preferably. Central understands the need to stay socially responsible and believe that having our local communities support in our projects benefits all involved. We are actively looking for community insight into how we can further progress our efforts to build a strong community and have an honest and open relationship with our stakeholders.
Since the commencement of production at Surprise and the acquisition of Palm Valley this year the Company has employed, or is training, four Traditional Owners representing 30% of our production workforce and brings total Indigenous employment throughout the Company to over 10% of the Company’s total full-time employees. Over time we look forward to extending this choice to more traditional custodians of the land.
Central is committed to Aboriginal participation in the energy sector through employment, training and business opportunities. As part of our community focus, we will create such opportunities, particularly for local Aboriginal people. We will work with contractors to find employment and training opportunities, communicate opportunities to Aboriginal communities, and encourage job-relevant and formal training.
Central has created Alice Springs as its hub. In addition to our commitment to the Traditional Owners we aim to employ as many permanent staff living in Alice Springs as possible as we phase out Fly-In-Fly-Out arrangements.