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Bravus investing in Townsville youth with YWAM

Bravus investing in Townsville youth with YWAM

Bravus investing in Townsville youth with YWAM

24 August 2021

Bravus investing in Townsville youth with YWAM

Bravus Mining & Resources is proud to announce a $10,000 contribution to Youth With A Mission (YWAM)’s Youth Precinct development in Townsville as a part of our 2021 Community Partnership Program.

The Youth Precinct will use adventure-based learning programs including a high-ropes course, a multi-purpose youth space and transitional accommodation facilities to engage with youth, help prevent homelessness, and provide employment and training opportunities for otherwise at-risk young people in Townsville.

Bravus Mining & Resources Head of Communications and Community Kate Campbell said that an investment into youth services in Townsville was an investment into the future of the city.

“When we committed to establishing our project headquarters in Townsville, we knew that we would be investing in more than just the mine and rail operations that provide jobs and economic stimulus to the region,” Ms Campbell said.

“The Youth Precinct is an opportunity for us to invest in the well-being and social fabric of the community, opening pathways for young people that might otherwise be missed by mainstream education and training programs.

“YWAM have a track record delivering real outcomes for disengaged or at-risk youth, and we are proud to be a partner in this project with them,” Ms Campbell said.

YWAM Townsville CEO Ken Mulligan said that Bravus’ support helped bring the development closer to reality, servicing a need that has been clearly identified in the community.

“The cry to respond to the needs of our youth is louder than ever,” Mr Mulligan said.

“Answering that cry takes the combined efforts of a community, from corporate investment to collaboration with police, the youth justice system, schools and other youth organisations.

“It’s reassuring to know that our corporate citizens like Bravus recognise the deep need for our work and can bring investment that bring us closer to changing the lives for these young people.

Since construction has commenced on the Carmichael Project, Bravus has donated and partnered with nearly 100 community organisations across north and central Queensland, contributing more than $1.5 million dollars to date.

ENDS

 

Editors’ Note

The Bravus Mining & Resources Community Partnership Program makes positive financial contributions to regional Queensland communities in which we live and work. Each year, the Community Development Fund offers four rounds of funding for community groups and not-for-profit initiatives, projects and programs.

More information can be found at https://www.bravus.com.au/sustainability/communities

 

Bravus Mining & Resources Facts

The Carmichael Mine is a thermal coal mine under construction in Queensland’s North Galilee Basin, approximately 160 kilometres northwest of the town of Clermont.

The mine will produce high quality coal that will be used to generate affordable and reliable electricity for communities in India and South-East Asia.

Coal from the mine will be railed more than 300 kilometres for export through the North Queensland Export Terminal, which is approximately 25 kilometres north of Bowen.

The Carmichael Project has created over 2,600 jobs during construction with more than $2.2 billion dollars invested.  Over 88% of these contracts have been awarded to Queensland based companies.

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