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Heritage Mitigation award

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11 November 2019

Two men standing sided by side, each holding an award. There is a screen with logos on it behind them.
RAW Senior Heritage Advisor Justin Peisley with George Panagopoulos at the gala fundraiser.

Northern Connector Program Lead George Panagopoulos has been acknowledged at RAW’s second Annual Gala Fundraiser, Goal 100 Program (100 jobs for 100 Aboriginal Youth) with an Industry Leadership Award for Excellence in Heritage Mitigation.

Lendlease’s Northern Connector General Superintendent, Ross Ecclestone, was awarded the Industry Leadership Award, Aboriginal Economic Participation.

The RAW Goal 100 Gala Night brought together industry leaders, including Tier 1 Builders, DPTI, councils and the SA Aboriginal Community, to raise funds to ramp up employment opportunities for Aboriginal South Australians. The night acknowledged individuals and organisations for their outstanding contribution to Aboriginal employment and for their collaboration with the Kaurna and broader Aboriginal communities.

The Northern Connector Project is currently achieving around 11% Aboriginal workforce participation, with $10 million spent with Aboriginal owned businesses so far.