ATCO donates $1m and modular buildings to bushfire recovery efforts
Global energy and infrastructure company ATCO has expanded upon its support for communities impacted by the recent Australian bushfires, today announcing an additional $1 million donation to the Business Council of Australia’s BizRebuild program.
ATCO had already committed 13 modular buildings to the community of Mogo in New South Wales - as part of the BizRebuild program – and the additional donation was announced by ATCO Chair and Chief Executive Officer Nancy Southern as she joined Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott and BizRebuild Chair, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove in Mogo to welcome the convoy of trucks transporting the modular structures.
Ms Southern thanked the Business Council of Australia for their leadership and rapid response to restoring communities devastated by the bushfires, and said ATCO was honoured to assist them in their terrific BizRebuild initiative to help communities and business get their feet back on the ground and begin their recovery.
“ATCO’s ability to rapidly deploy our people and our products is a hallmark of our company around the world and we do so because we truly care about the communities where we have the privilege to work and live: Always There. Anywhere,” she said.
“I am so proud of the people of ATCO. Their hard work, determination and courage have truly made a difference in the communities we serve. “
Head of the BizRebuild program, Sir Peter Cosgrove, thanked ATCO for their support.
“ATCO‘s generous support will help give a hand up to bushfire ravaged businesses across the country, helping communities survive and thrive into the future,” he said.
Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott added ATCO should be proud of the incredible difference they have helped make for the community of Mogo.
“Their tremendous pledge today means we can do even more to rebuild affected local economies across the country and give communities the support they need.
With more than 18 million hectares burnt across Australia in recent months, and significant damage and loss of human life, wildlife and property, the impact on regional Australian communities has been unprecedented.
BizRebuild was established by the Business Council of Australia and will run for five years, working closely with the National Bushfire Recovery Agency to co-ordinate support from the business community. Work is focused on three priorities – rebuilding businesses and jobs, rebuilding communities and rebuilding industries.