BGC has been acknowledged as a socially responsible company that has contributed to the community at large.
Since it's inception some 50 years ago, BGC has helped a broad range of community groups to grow. Recently, BGC and the home building brands within the group have been involved with the following initiatives.
Project 450 - Opening Doors to Affordable Housing
Now Living is a real estate agency based in Perth, Western Australia, offering an exclusive range of affordable housing options to West Australians.
As part of the Western Australian Government's 'Opening Doors' housing affordability scheme , Now Living is committed to helping more West Australians get into their very own home sooner.
Ride to Conquer Cancer
2 DAYS. OVER 200 KILOMETRES. 1 EPIC RIDE.
BGC Residential is proud to be participating in the 2012 Perth 'Ride to Conquer Cancer' by entering our very own BGC Residential Corporate Team.
The event is a 200km cycling adventure held over two days in October where we will remember those lost to cancer and honour those continuing the fight. The money raised will benefit WAIMR, Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute.
October 20-21, 2012. Riding throughout Western Australia's scenic countryside in two days. Sure, it sounds like a lot — and it’s meant to be. But make no mistake, this event isn’t just for athletes or cycling enthusiasts.
Perth Fashion Week
BGC was proud to be part of Perth Fashion Week and its unique 2012 campaign showcasing some of Australias best designers and incredible landscapes in Western Australia.
Perth Fashion Week (PFW) is an International fashion event that was staged in Perth in April 2012. The event was packed with shows from Australian and international designers and had a strong Indigenous influence throughout the whole week.
Perth Fashion Week's official campaign was shot in the Kimberley region of WA, in early March 2012. BGC Contracting, through its Indigenous Relations team and the Broome Depot, organised transport for the entire PFW cast and crew, for their Kimberley expedition. The rugged landscape of the Kimberley embodied the heart and soul of Australia; through the land and its Indigenous people.
The Community and the Environment Meet
The story of the Giant Boab tree 'Gija Jumulu' captured world-wide media coverage during July 2008 as it journeyed from Warmun in WA's Kimberley region, to Kings Park in Perth. The mature boab tree was trucked 3,200km from its original Kimberley home by BGC and its 'Team Savannah' partners, Laing O'Rourke and Maunsell Joint Venture.
The tree, which lived most of its 750 years on earth in the country of the Gija people, who live in the area around the Warmun community, was on a tract of land needed for the construction of a road around Warmun. Because the new road alignment couldn't be altered to go around it, it was decided that the tree would be relocated.
Team Savannah consulted with the local Gija people and it was agreed that the tree be transplanted some 100 metres away. However after further consultation it was agreed that the Gija people would provide the tree as a gift to the Nyoongar people of the south west.
Weighing 14 tonnes and with a diameter of some 2.5 metres, the massive boab would have cost about $120,000 to move had it not been for BGC and its joint venture partners stepping in to provide their services free.
The boab tree was officially welcomed to its new home in Kings Park on 20 July 2008.