Over 60 million journeys are made over the year. With every journey, whether it is for work or play, we foster mobility, connectivity and inclusion. We take pride in serving and supporting the local communities in all geographies that we operate. We foster an environment of trust by engaging the communities we serve and contributing in every way that we can.
Across Australia, we partner with like-minded organisations that are passionate in giving back to the communities and supporting those in need such as Movember, the National Breast CancerFoundation, and Guide Dogs WA. At a grassroots level, CDC’s community partners are as varied as the communities that we serve, including Western Chances, Western Bulldogs, Werribee Football Club and Maori Wardens Victoria. We support these partners through collaborations and awareness campaigns as well as financial assistance for projects that promote diversity and social inclusion, youth empowerment and leadership, wellbeing, security and sustainability.
Making A Difference Today for Tomorrow
In Victoria, CDC’s head office is located in Melbourne’s west, an area which is one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions. Within the western suburbs, there are opportunities for CDC to contribute and make a difference to communities in need.
To reduce anti-social behaviour amongst the youth, CDC has been partnering with community leaders in the region, including the Western Bulldogs, Werribee Football Club and Victorian Maori Wardens to promote good behaviour and leadership skills.
CDC supports Western Chances with contributions towards underprivileged but talented and motivated young people in Melbourne’s West. By doing so, they now have a chance to realise their potential through merit-based, tailor-made scholarships and opportunity programmes, including work placement with CDC. CDC also contributes by providing yearly MYKI travel passes for students requiring financial assistance.
More details on CDC’s Community Engagement is available in the video below.
Welcome Aboard Qantas Pilots
2020 has been a momentous year of upheaval for the world with Covid-19 affecting us all. The airline industry has been one of the worst hit sectors with Aussies being unable to do one of the things we love so much, travel the world.
While some pilots from Qantas have temporarily hung up their wings, they’ve swapped the controls of huge Airbus A380 aircraft for the steering wheels of buses operated by our Sydney operation, Forest Coach Lines.
CDC is proud of the efforts we have been going too ensuring our staff have a Covid- safe work place and still being able to support their families with our commitment to keeping them working through the worst of it.
To our Qantas pilots, thank you for sharing the heart felt emotions of your stories. It is our pleasure to welcome you onboard our buses until you can welcome us back on board your Airbuses.
Credit “The Project” – Network Ten
Supporting Local Communities
In Darwin, our subsidiary Buslink NT has a long history of proactive engagement with the local communities.
Community engagement is a pillar that CDC invests in to benefit the local communities with the eventual long-term goal of restoring respect to bus drivers.
In line with this initiative, we have launched a school education programme that aims to teach children about the importance of mutual respect and behaviour on public transport. By helping kids understand the importance of mutual respect, over time we hope to reduce the incidence of anti-social behaviour towards our drivers and commuters, creating safer public transport.
Contribution to Australian Communities in Need
The CDC We Care Fund was recently established with an initial investment of $250,000 to assist employees and members of our local communities affected by the bushfires. The Fund aims to support families with immediate housing and living needs, firefighting efforts, as well as providing transport services to emergency service volunteers.
The Fund will transition to funding long-term assistance and recovery in vulnerable communities, education efforts, as well as preventative measure in challenging situations from bush fires, pandemic crisis or any disaster faced by our broader communities that we serve.