Barpa has a sponsorship program that supports it’s staff’s interests outside of work as well as Indigenous Community and sporting groups including;
‘Slippery Gypsies’ Womens Fishing team, Beenleigh Housing & Development Corporation Reconciliation Golf Day, Lockhart River Scorpions Rugby League Club, University of Queensland Indigenous University Nationals team the ‘Goorie Goannas’, Tag 20 Indigenous Rugby representative side, Silverton Cricket Club, Fitzroy Stars Football & Netball Club 40th Anniversary
Community 2 Day
Barpa Construction Services encourages its employees to undertake volunteer work with charities and community organisations. As a multi-disciplinary construction company, our employees’ broad range of skills can assist organisations with building maintenance and repair, small construction jobs such as playground equipment, working bees, grounds maintenance, packing, moving and more.
Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School
The VIEWS program offers Year 11 and 12 students from across Australia the chance to spend a week in Melbourne attending activities at the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Swinburne University and Monash University.
The program gives them an introduction to the world of engineering and a taste of what it might be like to study and live in Melbourne.
FVTOC Young Leadership Pilot Program
Developing a pilot program for young leadership in community through the Aboriginal Youth Cultural Strengthening pilot program, which gave 10 Year-10 Aboriginal students an opportunity to partake in a 25-day leadership on Country Program. Utilising the dividends paid from Barpa, it's majority owner the Federation is able to resource and undertake this and a number of cultural initiatives.
Developing a Traditional Owner Fire Strategy
The federation are enabling the use of Cultural fire to bring life back to the land and connecting people to country across Victoria. Utilising the dividends paid from Barpa, it's majority owner the Federation is able to resource and undertake this and a number of cultural initiatives.
Supporting Sea Country Management
The Federation are guiding both the further development of practice for Sea Country management and the successful implementation of a program of work to realise Traditional Owner aspirations for Sea Country. This includes two pilot Regional and Strategic Partnerships on the coast, being led by the Traditional Owner Corporations for that Country.
Treaty Research and Policy
The Federation have been undertaking treaty engagement and research to inform the treaty debate and has been successful in lobbying for consideration of Traditional Owner rights and interests.