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  1. Waste metal does wonders


    ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is certainly true when it comes to the Cerebral Palsy League’s (CPL) Metal for Mobility program. By getting on board, the Downer Mining Commodore team has raised $8,000 to buy a mobile shower and bath trolley for CPL’s Toowoomba Centre.

  2. Raising money for the homeless


    We've had a stormy winter in Perth this year and, while most of us have been able to escape from the weather in our cosy homes (or dongas), there are over 9,000 homeless people in Perth that aren't as lucky.

  3. Ice Bucket Challenge arrives at Underdale


    Winter hasn't yet released us from its icy clutches but that didn't stop Downer employees Matthew Wright, Errol Schweiger and Marc Zalunardo from volunteering to have 60 litres of cold water poured over them. 

  4. Otraco funds study to reduce occurrence of burn-related trauma


    In October 2013, former Otraco employee, Murray Caldwell, was enjoying a vacation with his wife and children, when a freak gas leak explosion inside their caravan left him with severe burns to 32% of his body. 

  5. DBS raises awareness for depression and anxiety


    Downer Blasting Services’ (DBS) bright blue bowl truck has not only been turning heads at Jellinbah Mine over the past few months, but it has also raised nearly $3,000 for beyondblue.

  6. Miners in the making


    Gone are the days of photocopying or stuffing envelopes while on work experience! As the first Australian mining company to develop a Work Inspiration program, students who step foot in our workplaces will broaden their perspectives and aspiration. 

  7. Downer Rail raises money for special needs students


    The Downer Rail team at Bathurst has raised over $9,000 for the local Carenne School, which specialises in teaching young people with disabilities. 

  8. Healthy family fun at Boggabri


    Last week the Downer Mining Boggabri operation, in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), made being healthy fun for employees and their families, by combining free health tips and assessments with family-fun activities during its first-ever Health Festival.

  9. Downer contributes over $1,500 to help Typhoon Haiyan victims


    Jenny Lang (Systems Analyst - Finance) and her husband Rick Lang (Operations Assistant - Stabilising) of Downer Infrastructure West ran a fundraising drive to help raise money to rebuild the typhoon ravaged areas of Jenny’s home country, the Philippines. 

  10. A Quality Breakaway


    Participants on the Downer Rail Leadership Program recently spent a week on site at Camp Breakaway; a non-profit charitable organisation in NSW, that organises respite camps for those with disabilities.