Join us for a “Zoom breakfast” on Thursday, 25th of June, at the NextTech Wheelhouse Forum to explore the opportunity of “The Grand Lady of Sydney Harbour” – The Lady Northcott with Tribal Warrior and Transport NSW.
Zoom Meeting ID – 3267549819
Password and Calendar Invite will be sent on registration
As you may know, Tribal Warrior has been given the opportunity to transform “The Lady Northcott Ferry” into a tourist icon on the Sydney Harbour, where people can connect, collaborate and learn about the history, culture and stories of our First Nation’s People, while having an amazing experience.
At this forum, we plan to explore ways in which you can play a part in this initiative of building community in a sustainable way, while adding massive value to the citizens of Sydney with the help of Corporate Australia.
“Lady Northcott will not only be great for tourists and locals, but she will provide Aboriginal youth with specialised training programs while out on the water,” Transport Minister , Andrew Constance smh May 10, 2021 (link to article)
The objectives of this forum:
Share the Story, Mission and Vision and build awareness of Tribal Warrior and The Lady Northcott Opportunity.
Build solid partnerships with like minded people who believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion will be the driving force of innovation and growth in the next decade.
Understanding of the Lady Northcott opportunity – as it relates to the Reconciliation Action Plan
How the project can support and build community
How you can be part of this exciting cultural heritage journey, and create history together
Get ideas of what your colleagues are doing as part of their Reconciliation Action Plan
Connecting and share ideas with people who are keen to collaborate, learn, and grow together
Learning & Development Associate, People & Culture, Transport for NSWMark will share the fascinating story about the Lady Northcott Ferry, it’s history, it’s retirement, and then it’s resurrection to centre stage, such that is now destined to play a vital role in indigenous cultural education and tourism.To realise this vision, Mark worked closely with Transport NSW teams to achieve alignment and support for a noble worthy vision, bigger than themselves.The question Mark asked is: “What happens to those transportation assets once they have reached their ‘used-by date’?These assets may still be in great condition, and can still add ongoing value to communities.Mark’s epiphany was conceptualising the re-purposing of older assets, and in the process, creating life-changing opportunities to upskill and reskill communities in need.
CEO, Tribal Warrior You will also hear the inspiring story of Shane Phillips, winner of the Local Australian of the Year in 2013 Sydney, entrepreneur; respected member of the Redfern Aboriginal community, a visionary leader of the indigenous community and CEO of Tribal Warrior. Tribal Warrior is a non-profit organisation directed by Aboriginal people and Elders that offers training for employment and helps at the grassroots level with emergency relief for struggling families. Shane will share his story, and his vision for Lady Northcott to be restored to it’s former glory as the grand Lady of Sydney Harbour and to contribute to the cultural heritage. This grand vision ticks so many of the boxes of the charter of Reconciliation Action Plan Project.
The Lady Northcott #ferry will be returning to grace herself on the harbour once again after retiring gracefully from her ferry service in 2017. Andrew Constance MP said
“The Lady will not only be great for tourists and locals, but she will provide Aboriginal youth with specialised training programs while out on the water.”
An amazing Nexttech wheelhouse #bbgforum with Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation and Mark Champley Cassandra Parton and those interested in DIversity, Equity and Inclusion and Reconciliation Australia . Mark and Shane sharing the journey to date and where to from here with The Lady NOrthcott #nexttechrevolution