Around 50% of the Arc Infrastructure team live and work in regional WA. We are part of regional Western Australian communities and want our involvement to be long-lasting, meaningful and positive.
We achieve this by collaborating with grassroots and charitable organisations to deliver practical programs that address the unique needs of their communities.
Some of our major partnerships include:
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation
Arc Infrastructure is proud to be a Foundation Partner of the Constable Care Safety School, WA’s first experiential road and transport safety centre.
As a Foundation Partner, we have made a significant funding commitment to the building and operation of the school. We also donated, modified and installed rail and signalling equipment to create a scaled down version of a functioning level crossing as part of the rail safety element of the site.
Aimed at children from 4-11 years, the school is modelled on Perth’s streets, including model heritage buildings, a working rail platform, pedestrian and level crossings, and traffic lights and intersections.
The innovative space provides a realistic urban environment where children can practice road, rail and public transport safety skills.
Hawaiian Ride for Youth
Arc Infrastructure has been a team sponsor of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth since 2015.
The Ride is an annual five day cycling event covering over 700 kilometres from Albany and Geraldton to Perth to fundraise for not-for-profit organisation Youth Focus, which provides free and ongoing mental health services to young people across Western Australia.
With many of our own employees living and working in regional Western Australia, we understand how important the provision of mental health services can be, especially for those who are most vulnerable.
In 2017 our teams raised just under $110,000 for Youth Focus. In 2018 Arc Infrastructure will be entering two employee teams, and our riders hope to raise even more for the cause.
Foodbank WA’s Geraldton Centre for Hunger Relief is the State’s busiest regional branch, providing more than 1 million meals each year to people in need, an amount that is estimated to double within the next five years.
Our partnership with Foodbank WA enabled their Geraldton Centre to purchase a multi-temperature truck to service the Midwest, Murchison and Lower Gascoyne regions.
The Arc Infrastructure Foodbank truck collects food from retailers, wholesalers and primary producers to distribute to over 30 charitable agencies including schools, community groups and approved individuals across an area of 250,000 square kilometres.
WAM ‘Sounds of’ Programs
Arc Infrastructure was delighted to return this year as a sponsor of West Australian Music’s (WAM) latest ‘Sounds of’ Project, Sounds of the Great Southern.
Following the success of past projects across WA, the Sounds of the Great Southern is the newest addition to WAM’s “Sounds of” programs, which aim to provide recording skills development to emerging musicians and skilled audio engineers in remote and regional areas.
Like WAM, we are passionate supporters of promoting local talent, and working to provide the necessary skills and opportunities to regional communities to allow that talent to be showcased to the world.
We’ve had the privilege of supporting three of WAM’s ‘Sounds of’ Projects across three very diverse regions: the Wheatbelt, the Goldfields, and the Great Southern.
Through our ongoing partnership with WAM we’re proud to say we’ve been involved in developing the regional music landscape in WA and contributed to the beginning of what is hopefully many long and successful careers in music.