Naranga Quarry - Supporting the Local Community
Boral Community & Environment
This area of the Boral Narangba Quarry web page links to the Boral Corporate homepage Community and Environment area. The Community and Environment area is designed to provide shareholders, students and other community members with information on community activities that Boral is involved with as well as information on Boral's commitment to sustainable development and associated activities.
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Boral has been actively engaging with the Narangba local community since 2002. The Narangba quarry is a supporter of the Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre (CREEC), Narangba Sport and Recreation Association Inc. and Australia Zoo.
Koala Fodder Plantation
Boral is in the process of establishing a Koala Fodder Plantation within the buffer land of the quarry in conjunction with Australia Zoo, which will supply fodder to injured and orphaned koalas at Australia Zoo, Australia Zoo's Koala Hospital and local carers.
Negotiations with Australia Zoo are underway on the joint project.
Sponsorship - Narangba Sports and Recreation Association
Boral Bricks and Boral SEQ Quarries have successfully brokered a sponsorship package funding the cooling project of the Narangba Sports and Recreation buildings at Williamina Crt and Harris Ave. Fans were installed at both facilities. This project was considered by the Narangba Community Liaison Group as a beneficial project for the Narangba community.
Supporter of the Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre
Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) is a community facility built by Caboolture Shire Council to provide environmental education in the shire. It is set on an 18-hectare reserve next to Burpengary Creek, a rare lowland rainforest riparian ecosystem. The facility is jointly operated and managed by the Friends of CREEC Association, a volunteer body made up of representatives of local community groups and individuals and the Caboolture Shire Council. The building is solar powered via solar cells on the roof and surplus electricity generated is returned to the electricity grid.
The Narangba Quarry community Liaison Group use the centre for quarterly meetings.
Sustainable Living Fair
Regular events are organised throughout the year by the Friends of CREEC Association and by other environmental groups. The premier event is the Sustainable Living Fair. The Fair presents environmentally sustainable ideas and solutions including: solar power, water conservation, revegetation, native animal rescue and care. This year guest speakers focused on climate change and what plans are in place to manage the potential for sea level rises.
Boral has supported the Sustainable Living Fair for the past five years with 'in kind' and monetary donations. Boral has become a major sponsor of the Fair providing a sizable donation.
Boral celebrates its 60th Birthday
A time of giving rather than receiving.
It has been 60 years since Boral started as the Bitumen and Oil Refinery (Australia) Limited in 1946. Boral Construction Materials SEQ Quarries celebrated this occasion in conjunction with the Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) at the Sustainability Fair which was held in June 2006. The Fair celebrates the environment and embraces the principles of sustainable development - it is CREEC's signature annual event.
On the day, live demonstrations, workshops and guest speakers combined fun and education to explain and demonstrate the principles of sustainable development.