In the process of expanding digital accessibility, the UGL Telecommunications team is making great progress on NBN Co’s Fibre Connect project, which fulfills upgrades from Fibre to the Node (FTTN) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology in Queensland Regional North. Demonstrating a commitment to connectivity, UGL also places a strong emphasis on environmental consciousness.
During the project, a chance encounter with a local resident led to a meaningful collaboration. Alexander Huxley, a UGL Field Supervisor, spearheaded a site expedition alongside Jodie from the Gladstone Conservation Council. This joint effort ensures that our operations steer clear of disrupting the active nests and burrows of the delicate Rainbow Bee Eater bird. Plus, Alex has now equipped his team with the knowledge to identify and protect these vital habitats.
As the UGL telco team forges ahead with their mission in North Queensland, they remain committed to conservation endeavours. This integrated approach demonstrates the team’s dedication to harmonising technology progress with the preservation of the natural habitat.
“It is important to have strong field supervisors, like Alex, on the ground, who can identify, engage, and collaborate with stakeholders, to achieve the very best outcomes for the community and the environment.” Claire Donohue, UGL Access & Stakeholder Manager.
Read more about our Sustainability Plan 2025 and sustainability targets.