All Transurban employees are invited to take one day of paid volunteering leave each year to contribute to a cause of their choice. In FY17, Transurban employees participated in more than 4,290 hours of volunteering time through this program. This was a significant increase from 2,850 hours last year, reflecting our aim of encouraging every employee to take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer.
In Victoria, employees volunteered for causes including the K-mart Wishing Tree Appeal, the Salvation Army and Landcare.
In New South Wales, employees volunteered with organisations including Foodbank, Landcare and NeuRA, Glenhaven and Beecroft Carols by Candlelight, Muirfield Club Golf Legacy Day, and Wayside Chapel.
In Queensland, employee volunteering included Clean Up Australia Day, Ronald McDonald House and RSPCA Queensland.
In the USA, employees volunteered with the Northern Virginia Family Service Head Start Center in Arlington. For our fourth annual volunteer day, employees assisted with painting, cleaning and organising food donations and housing supplies.