Celebrating friendship and culture through art
To acknowledge and celebrate the culture of the Yugambeh people and Holcim’s long-standing relationship with the community, our latest owner-operated haulage truck displays traditional Yugambeh artwork.
A small ceremony was held at our Beenleigh quarry, which is located on the traditional lands of the Yugambeh people. Representatives from the Yugambeh community joined Beenleigh Quarry Manager Phil Dukes and Support Services Supervisor Michelle Pawluck to unveil the unique artwork that was painted by a member of the community, Magpie.
Phil Dukes, who has been instrumental in cultivating and nurturing the relationship, said displaying Magpie’s artwork on the truck provides Holcim with a unique opportunity.
“Through our working group we have a number of Yugambeh artworks displayed on site, but we wanted to promote the art to our customers and the wider community. The truck travels around 100,000kms each year, which provides a unique opportunity for Holcim to promote the artwork, our relationship with the Yugambeh community, and encourage the conversation around reconciliation” said Phil Dukes.
“We are already working towards our next milestone – having a Yugambeh owned and operated truck onsite which will provide employment and a business stream for the community.”
The traditional lands of the Yugambeh people are located in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales, within the Logan City, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, and Tweed City regions.
“The truck travels around 100,000kms each year and provides a unique opportunity for Holcim to promote the Yugambeh artwork, our relationship with the community, and encourage conversation around reconciliation.”