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Family fun in the Midwest


NEWS UPDATE 09.08.2021

Family fun in the Midwest

The Midwest Family Safety Day brought together Arc's people, their families and local community partners.

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Arc was proud to host the Midwest Family Safety Day in July, with a focus on health, safety and wellbeing, and getting local kids excited about the rail industry. 

More than 100 people attended the event which involved Arc’s community partners, charitable organisations, local vendors, and showcased the work of frontline employees and safety programs.

Organisations at the event included Desert Blue Connect, who discussed their specialist domestic and family violence and health and wellbeing services, and St John WA Midwest, who provided information on first aid and gave children the opportunity for practical hands-on training to promote safe behaviours.

Arc Infrastructure’s partner, Foodbank WA, supplied recipe books from their ‘Superhero Foods’ Food Sensations® program for schools and shared details of their work assisting Australians experiencing food insecurity.

Road Wise WA shared resources from the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) to remind attendees about topics including speeding, and drink and drug driving.

Arc’s very own TrackSplat! Mascot, Jack, was on hand to meet employees’ children and grandchildren and raise awareness of our interactive online game that encourages rail safety

Keeping our focus on buying local, vendors at the event included Dalgleish Catering, Tarts & Co coffee van, Geraldton Party Hire, the Geraldton Big Softy ice cream van, Midwest Bounce and Fun jumping castles, and face painting by Fairy Deb Reader. Kids received goodie bags complete with high-vis shirts and Arc Infrastructure balloons, beanies and colouring magnets.

Local crews did live demonstrations with rail infrastructure to educate and inspire the young people who came along, including welding rail and explaining how the flashing light in a Level Crossing Predictor works.

Arc Infrastructure Mid West Regional Lead Trevor Blackmore acknowledged the staff, suppliers, visitors and partners who helped make the day a huge success.

“A great day was had by all at the Midwest Family Safety Day. Our teams did a terrific job preparing their demonstrations for the day. Thank you to everyone who attended, including our colleagues who travelled up to join us, the community groups and vendors present at the event and those that sent up goodies to distribute on the day,” Mr Blackmore said.

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