Community Investment

Each year we support worthy causes within our local communities, ARTC receive partnership, donation and charity requests of a varying nature every year. We believe we can make a better contribution to the community by targeting our support towards causes close to our people, operations and values. For this reason, we look to channel our support towards the following focus areas:

Focus Area 1 – Rail Safety

As an organisation, safety is our number one priority. We look to create opportunities to promote rail safety behaviour to the communities neighbouring our network – particularly school aged children to encourage safe behaviours from a young age.

Focus Area 2 – Mental Health/Wellbeing

We have a focus on addressing stigma surrounding emotional and mental trauma that might manifest as a result of exposure to incidents on the rail. We look to support community initiatives and organisations that can positively impact mental health and wellbeing on the communities we operate throughout.

Focus Area 3 – Environment

Our aim is to be a respected and environmentally responsible rail operator. We look for opportunities to support initiatives that can contribute to environmental sustainability such as land beautification opportunities, drought relief programs and planting days.

Is our group eligible and how do I apply?

Given we receive many requests for support, the following guidelines found here will guide our selection of appropriate partnership opportunities.

If you would like to apply for a partnership, please complete the application form and send to enquiries@artc.com.au

If you are seeking support and located along the Inland Rail alignment, there is further funding opportunities available here.

Examples of our recent support

Landcare Australia

Landcare Australia logo The project works collaboratively with the community to introduce native plant species which beautify the area and allows habitat connectivity to nearby parklands. ARTC partnered with Landcare Australia in 2017, along with the Department of Transport and Infrastructure, to rehabilitate degraded railway land at Mile End in Adelaide, South Australia.The works also aim to increase biodiversity in the Adelaide CBD by maximising the habitat value for birds, including the yellow-tailed black cockatoo.

In 2018, ARTC expanded its partnership with Landcare Australia by funding Junior Landcare Grants for 29 New South Wales schools that neighbour its freight rail network. The successful schools are spread across the Hunter Valley and regional NSW including Narrabri in the north, to Narromine and Dubbo in the south.  A broad range of projects are being funded including veggie gardens, permaculture gardens, native gardens, worm farms, recycling projects and sensory gardens. Read more about some of the schools who received these grants.

Central Northern Junior Rugby Union Kookaburras

Covering an area close to 50,000 km sq., the CNJRU competition has approximately 1000 young players competing for their clubs and schools from across North West NSW. Clubs are located at Moree, Inverell, Narrabri, Barraba, Tamworth, Walcha, Quirindi, Scone, Gunnedah and Coonabarabran—many towns where ARTC team members live and work.ARTC is a proud sponsor of the Central North Junior Rugby Union Kookaburras. They are committed to fostering the development and enjoyment of the game of rugby union amongst boys and girls aged 6 to 18.

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