Community

‘I know it’s fashionable to talk about doing good in the community but at Grocon we really mean it.  Being in construction, we have the unique ability to actually lend a hand in a practical way and so we do, every single day.’

Craig Mitchell, CEO

Homelessness, disaster recovery, women in construction, indigenous employment, early intervention… the Grocon team has a deep and abiding commitment to doing the right thing by the communities we work and live in.

Being a site-based operation, Grocon’s community activities are often generated at the site level.  Parklands, one of our current projects is carrying on the traditions by seeking to give back into the community in which the site is located.  The project has a very active Indigenous Participation Plan that is seeing us help develop both individuals and indigenous owned businesses on the Gold Coast, we’ve partnered with Griffith University to provide learning and experience opportunities for those with an interest in the construction industry and our teams are supporting the Southport Special School by both fund raining and through on site assistance with maintenance works.

At a corporate level the might of Grocon is regularly deployed to help those in need.  The firm has contributed development and building expertise to see Common Ground projects delivered in each of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for people who have suffered chronic homelessness. Through our development projects we offer tangible support to the Homes for Homes initiative of The Big Issue and we actively support, and work with, Kids Under Cover.

Currently Grocon’s Victorian team is providing the bushfire clean up services at Wye River near Lorne on an at-cost basis as we did after the 2009 Black Saturday fires.  Grocon has a long tradition of lending a hand with disaster recovery, starting way back in 1970 with the rebuilding after Cyclone Tracy in Darwin.  We’re willing and able to forego profits because we believe that we need to do our bit for those around us who have fallen on hard times.