The campaign kicked-off in mid February with the presentation of an Action Plan to Premier Mike Baird and Opposition Leader Luke Foley, in the lead-up to the NSW state election held in late March.
The plan with the theme of “Fairer, Smarter” has a focus on innovation and aims to build on the success of the first campaign in 2014 which resulted in the approval of the Badgerys Creek international airport site, 1,000 new apprentice jobs, as well as multiple upgrades to sports and public transport facilities.
We’ve long been active in the community of Western Sydney, through our Energy Made Fresh in Schools Program and the investments of the Origin Foundation in education programs that help break the cycle of disadvantage and empower young Australians to reach their potential.
We’ve also recently announced our community partnership with the NSW State Emergency Service and Careflight; to recognise, reward and recruit the dedicated volunteers that make these organisations great.
Champions of the West
Continuing this commitment to positively contribute to local communities and support good causes, we’re proud to have partnered with Fair Go for the West 2015 to help celebrate the great things happening in Western Sydney.
In addition to the Action Plan, this campaign includes an awards program called Champions of the West to celebrate what is great about the community. These awards recognise ordinary people doing extraordinary things, with grants of up to $10,000 across 14 categories.
We’re proud to be sponsoring the category of Energy Smart Business, which will look to highlight those who display excellence in making a difference with sustainable business operations and energy efficiency.
The winners of the awards will be announced on Wednesday 25th March, so be sure to check back and see who is named the Energy Smart Business for 2015.
Watch the video
Our Corporate Affairs Executive General Manager Phil Craig recently sat down and explained our support for the campaign. Watch this short video to find out more.