Alcoa Farmlands continues to have a long-term presence within the communities it operates. We know our communities and their people and we know how and where we can support them.
Through learning about these communities we have been able to become active through volunteering resources, providing assistance to neighbours in hardship following natural disasters like bushfires, and support entities such as Fairbridge, Riding Develops Ability and Foodbank.
All of the support from Farmlands helps make the region a better place to live and work.
The following are some examples of how Alcoa Farmlands supports community organisations:
Farmlands provides Fairbridge with access to its land and facilities for community events, offers the use of farm equipment and operators, works together on environmental projects within the region, and funds projects that have a specific environmental outcome.
Up until 2014, Farmlands had donated processed livestock on a yearly basis, but in 2014 the donation became bi-monthly, totalling approximately 2700kg of beef annually.
Riding Develops Ability (RDA)
Farmlands provides pasture paddocks for more than 30 of RDA’s horses as well as the hay required to feed them. Farmlands has also provided land to enable RDA to build sheds to store their equipment.
Coolup Campdraft Club
On a temporary basis, Farmlands provides livestock and portable cattle handling facilities for the club’s events throughout the year.