Our Reconciliation Journey


Since the beginning of our reconciliation journey, Clough has embedded more than 60 actions and initiatives to achieve its vision for reconciliation, which is to “improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples by providing employment, education, and business opportunities and to create a workplace that understands and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.”

Clough has always worked to create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Peoples in Australia by actively supporting initiatives that promote and enhance reconciliation. 

In 2020, to further support our efforts, we began our journey to create a more structured approach to achieving reconciliation, and our First Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed and endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. Since then, Clough’s second Innovate RAP was endorsed. 

Our second RAP focuses on building greater momentum through individual accountability to deliver positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Explore our RAP!


Our reconciliation commitments include investing in opportunities to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, creating meaningful employment and education opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, growing representation in our supply chain, ensuring policies and processes are free of bias, and striving to be a positive influence in the engineering and construction industry.

Spent with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
Employees participated in cultural awareness training since 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation across Clough


We are committed to bringing our reconciliation vision to life and delivering what we have set out to achieve in our RAP, making a positive impact in our communities. To achieve this, we are delivering a wide range of initiatives, including: sponsoring our Clough Foundation partners, providing engagement opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, engaging with traineeship and employment service providers, and sponsoring key events that support reconciliation, most recently the Indigenous Employment Forum, and Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation (MEEDAC) Community and Employment Expo.


Our incredible Second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan’s front cover artwork was created by Chern’ee Sutton.

The piece titled ‘Our Journey,’ takes inspiration from Clough’s journey to reconciliation, encompassing our five principles and also providing education on the world’s oldest surviving culture.

Chern’ee is a proud Kalkadoon woman and aboriginal artist from Mount Isa, Queensland. Her unique style which combines two worlds of traditional Aboriginal heritage with a modern contemporary twist has garnered her international acclaim, whilst also providing education on the world’s oldest surviving culture.

Hear the Story Behind the Artwork


In 2022, we engaged Melissa Spillman from Maarakool Art, a Noongar Aboriginal Artist to design a mural for our Perth office, 

Titled 'Our Journey', the mural acknowledges and celebrates the traditional owners of the land, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. The background colours are representative of the Land, Clough and Water.

Watch the making of the mural

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