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Ports on the map of Indigenous Australia: North Queensland

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) has an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan which sets out our committed actions to deliver on our vision for reconciliation across relationships, respect, and opportunities. These actions include increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities and increasing our procurement spend on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business. As part of these commitments, we have a long-term commitment to working with JEL for all of our land management requirements at the Port of Abbot Point, which has increased significantly across a three-year period.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation acknowledges the Yuwi People as the Traditional Owners of the land and sea of the Port of Mackay and recognizes their continuing cultural and spiritual connection to land and water. We pay respect to their Elder’s past, present, and emerging.

NQBP has a Cultural Heritage Management Plan with the Yuwi People, which provides a framework for direct engagement in relation to cultural heritage management.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation acknowledges the Yuwi People as the Traditional Owners of the land and sea of the Port of Hay Point and recognizes their continuing cultural and spiritual connection to land and water. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.

NQBP has a Cultural Heritage Management Plan with the Yuwi People, which provides a framework for direct engagement in relation to cultural heritage management.

As part of strengthening our relationship with the Yuwi People of the Mackay and Hay Point region, in January 2020 NQBP named a new road at the Port of Mackay in the Yuwi language. The new road, which provides direct access to North Wall Beach and the sea, is known as Gudyara Road, meaning “sea” in the Yuwi language

Yuwi Elder Gary Mooney

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea of the Port of Weipa and recognizes their continuing cultural and spiritual connection to land and water. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.

NQBP works with several different groups at the Port of Weipa to deliver cultural heritage management outcomes and build strong working relationships.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation acknowledges the Juru People as the Traditional Owners of the land and sea of the Port of Abbot Point and recognizes their continuing cultural and spiritual connection to land and water. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.

NQBP has an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Juru People, which provides a framework for NQBP and Juru Enterprises Limited (JEL) to partner in relation to development opportunities. NQBP has been working closely with JEL for a number of years and has a strong partnership focused on building JEL’s capacity across land management services.

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