NCIG is committed to a variety of works to offset biodiversity impacts created by construction of the terminal. Part of these offsets is development of a 78 hectare Green and Golden Bell Frog habitat on Ash Island, part of the Hunter Wetlands National Park.
Construction was completed in November last year including the shaping of aquatic and terrestrial habitat in seven individual stages and planting of 60,000 native wetland plant species.
Captive-bred frogs are currently being introduced into the habitat with the aim of establishing a sustainable population of Green and Golden Bell Frogs in an area of the national park where the species was previously known to exist.
Working with scientists from the University of Newcastle, NCIG is responsible for the management of this area of the National Park to maintain the sustainable frog population.
As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of its employees, NCIG has established the Bounce Program. It includes a fully-funded gym program, access to physiotherapy for
non-work-related injuries, exercise physiologist and dietician, a vaccination program and voluntary health assessments.
Initiatives included weight loss and fitness challenges, participation in events including fun runs, bike rides and triathlons, lunch box preparation etc.
The results have been outstanding, with combined weight loss over six weeks of 210 kilograms and average weight loss of 4.3% of bodyweight, with the overall winner losing 15.2% of their bodyweight. There was 99% attendance at the voluntary Biannual Health Assessment and 80% of employees completed the Bounce Better Fitness Challenge.
To demonstrate its commitment to supporting the communities in and around our operation on Kooragang Island, NCIG established a Community Support Program in 2010. The
objective of the Program is simple – to help community groups within the local area to help the people of the local area.
A committee with representation from the community and NCIG meets twice each year to assess applications and provide advice on the allocation of funds. In October last year, members of the 21 successful groups gathered at NCIG for an afternoon tea to meet and discuss their projects.
The next round of funding closes on 31st March. For more information, including guidelines and application form, go to www.ncig.com.au