At JWLand, we don’t just build communities – we get involved by supporting activities and organisations that contribute to their success and wellbeing.

At JWLand, we don’t just build communities – we get involved by supporting activities and organisations that contribute to their success and wellbeing.

Among the productive partnerships we have established are the following programs that benefit our workforce, our industry and the wider community. 

Since 2023, JWLand has been an active supporter of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, joining other leaders and community members to raise awareness and funds for homelessness. This annual event sheds light on the difficulty of those experiencing homelessness and underscores the importance of addressing this critical issue. Upon its inception, the CEO Sleepout contributes to the ongoing efforts to combat homelessness and create positive change in our communities.

It’s a little-known fact that suicide rates among construction workers are way above the national average. In 2023, we established a partnership with national firm Foremind, introducing a comprehensive mental health program tailored for workers on our construction sites. This initiative offers a go-to resource for support, an App that connects workers to a range of online resources or a counsellor – by phone, online, or face-to-face, all confidential and free of charge.

Raw Potential is an organisation tracing its origins back to 1986 and offers support services to the Canberra region’s most vulnerable “at risk” youth. JWLand first partnered with Raw Potential in 2019 and resumed that partnership in 2023, sponsoring a “Roadie” van. This outreach vehicle allows workers to meet young people in places where they feel more comfortable and less exposed and has played a big part in helping young people who are either homeless or confronting homelessness. 

Our annual support for Movember began in 2021 and has seen the faces of many JWLand employees transformed by unfamiliar facial hair. The charity fundraiser has a focus on men’s health – particularly on mental health and suicide prevention as well as prostate and testicular cancer. It now has a global footprint and has raised money for more than 1,250 men’s health projects since its beginnings in 2003.

The OzHelp Foundation (OzHelp) was established in 2001 with the aim of preventing suicide deaths among building and construction workers, including apprentices. Today it is a recognised and trusted provider of health and wellbeing programs for hard-to-reach workers in high-risk industries. JWLand participates in events with OzHelp, delivered under their Health in Trades program, a couple of times each year. Their “Tradie Tune Ups” provide informal health and wellbeing check-ups for onsite workers, often accompanied by a sausage sizzle!

This unique competition for school students aims to bridge the gap between education and industry. It challenges teams of students enrolled in years 9 and 10, or in building and construction Certificate I or II, to design and build a bridge solely with materials supplied to them. The strongest bridge wins. At JWLand we were delighted to sponsor this competition for the first time in 2023 and look forward to continuing our involvement in future years. Who knows? Maybe the winners will one day be part of our construction team.