Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which the Port of Brisbane operates – the Quandamooka, Turrbul, and Jagera peoples – and pays our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.
In March 2021, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), endorsed by both the PBPL Board and Reconciliation Australia. The RAP seeks to drive tangible and practical outcomes that have positive short and long-term impacts at the local level. Implementation of the RAP is led by PBPL’s RAP Working Group, which is comprised of employees across the business including the CEO. PBPL has committed to completing all four stages of Reconciliation Australia’s formal RAP program by 2030.
While the RAP is a major commitment that will drive our future initiatives, PBPL is proud of its established strong links with local Indigenous groups, particularly with the Quandamooka peoples.
PBPL has supported the Quandamooka Jarjums Camp on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) since 2015, through both financial and in-kind support. The Quandamooka Jarjums Camp provides cultural experiences to approximately 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 6 students from across the Brisbane Bayside area. Local elders and educators give students the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Noonuccal, Ngugi, and Gorenpul people of Quandamooka Country, and their connections to the land and water. The camp is supported by the Queensland Education Department, Dunwich State School, and the Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation together with PBPL, DP World, and Svitzer Australia.
PBPL also hosts an annual National Reconciliation Week event for the wider Port of Brisbane community. The most recent event was in 2021 and was attended by over 100 representatives from across the port precinct.