During the bushfires, several of Boral’s quarries made water available to local firefighters, including water acquired at a hefty price to maintain operations.

This allowed firefighters to get to the frontline faster and not lose ground.

For example, the team at John Rivers Quarry in NSW were able to assist emergency services who had little to no access to water due to the extreme conditions along Stuarts River. Over four days, more than 150,000 litres of water was supplied from Johns Rivers Quarry to the RFS.

Boral also supported its people during the bushfires by providing unlimited paid leave to volunteer firefighters, allowing volunteers to concentrate on the important job of battling blazes. They set up a HR pop-up service in fire-affected areas to assist their people to access government and Boral support.