Capricorn Coast region set to benefit from Lendlease partnership

  • 23 Jun 2019
Springboard is an innovative five-day residential program that brings Lendlease employees from around the world to partner with the Capricorn Coast community to listen, learn and find new ways to make a difference that is both aspirational and leaves a tangible legacy. 

As part of Lendlease’s partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Yeppoon was selected as the program’s location to provide employees with a unique opportunity to learn about the impacts and threats to the Southern region of the Great Barrier Reef. Eight programs will be held each year over the next four years.  

The program will see employees collaborate with local community groups including the Darumbal and Woppaburra people, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Livingstone Shire Council, Fitzroy Basin Association and High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm.  

Approximately 1,000 employees will work with local and Indigenous communities on projects to help build the economic sustainability of the Capricorn Coast region; from enhancing the existing capabilities of the local community, to improving facilities and providing skills and training to community members.  

Lendlease's most recent Springboard Tasman Peninsula program in 2018 generated over $20 million in social and economic outcomes for Lendlease employees, local community volunteers and businesses.  

Lendlease Foundation was established in 1983 and delivers health and wellbeing programs and initiatives to approximately 13,000 Lendlease employees globally. For more than 60 years, Lendlease has strived to create places that generate better economic, social and environmental outcomes for everyone.   

Quotes attributable to Cate Harris, Group Head of Sustainability and Lendlease Foundation, Lendlease: 

“Lendlease Foundation’s Springboard program is a global program proven to generate remarkable outcomes, including lasting long-term relationships between Lendlease and its community partners. 

“The program’s strong focus on sustainability aims to create a network of like-minded people around the globe who are committed to living a more sustainable life and effecting change by helping to create solutions to sustainability challenges. 

“The Capricorn Coast program also provides an opportunity to learn about the conservation, cultural and ecological practices of the region’s Traditional Owners, who have an intimate understanding of the importance of our connection to community and to land and sea”.  

Quotes attributable to Nigel Hutton, Acting Mayor of Livingstone Shire Council: 

“Livingstone Shire Council was delighted to welcome the Lendlease team to our beautiful Capricorn Coast region recently, and hope their experience here has enriched and inspired them as they begin the Springboard program within our community.  

“The Capricorn Coast is known for its pristine coastline and iconic Keppel Islands, but it’s our community groups and organisations that contribute to the vibrant community spirit and welcoming coastal charm that makes our region so special. 

“Council looks forward to building a strong relationship with Lendlease and its employees, as well as seeing the positive social and economic benefits the Springboard program will bring to our region and its communities”.  


For more information please contact:   

Jay Pleass 
General Manager, External Affairs 
0412 623 578 

Celeste Greinke 
Communications Advisor, Group Corporate Affairs and Marketing  
0427 673 717