An area that we have great interest in, is the impacts, both positive and negative, that the delivery of the works we are involved in, have to the local community.
While many projects do bring benefit to society and local community during the project lifecycle, whether through employment, a boost in trade to local businesses such as restaurants, shops and the hospitability business such as hotels, what happens to those communities when the project is completed and everyone packs up and leaves?
The devastating effects of the recent bushfires in Australia were not only heart breaking but further highlighted the impact we face from climate change. While the material items can be replaced the loss of human and wildlife cannot and will forever remain as a a significant event in Australian history.
Many governments around the world are starting to increase their response to climate change. The Australian government have set many targets, supported by programs, policies and tools as part of their own response.
A member of the VICTOREM team recently took part in a charity event with a purpose of raising funds and awareness for Beyond Blue, a non profit organisation supporting people with mental health issues.
VICTOREM is inspired by the work of Beyond Blue and how they help people manage mental health issues. With 3 million people in Australia suffering from mental health, having charities like Beyond Blue is crucial. They are literally life savers.