We are keen to hear from those who have an interest in the HFR project. We wish to build and sustain effective relationships based on mutual respect and trust with communities. Our engagement activities have already started. We will continue this open and extensive engagement program throughout the project. The following principles will guide us.
Accountable – We believe that trust and confidence increases when all parties are clear of their responsibilities and positively engaged in the decisions that affect them.
Collaborative and Inclusive – We aim to facilitate the involvement of diverse stakeholders with different views, knowledge levels, time, and accessibility requirements, and preferred method of engagement, in order to drive a shared sense of purpose and direction.
Innovative – We dare to see things differently and being flexible in the development of mutually-beneficial outcomes.
Locally focused – We are committed to being a good neighbour with the goal of establishing and maintaining positive, long-term relationships with members of the local communities where we are present. We will seek local input and understanding of the region, its people, the environment, and reflect local values and attitudes in communications with stakeholders and community members.
Open and responsive – We value dialogue and clear communications. We are committed to providing timely, relevant, and easily understandable information to our stakeholders so they can give input in a meaningful way. We will endeavor, where feasible, to provide timely feedback to stakeholders on how their input has affected our plans and decisions.
Respectful – We respect individual values, recognize the legitimacy of concerns, and value the stakeholder input.
Trust and Transparency – We are committed to inform and engage community members early and regularly as well as provide opportunities for people to be involved in the engagement process.