26 September 2023

Renewal SA awarded for development diversity

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The Urban Development Agency, Renewal SA has won the Diversity in Development Award at the Urban Development Institute’s South Australia Awards for Excellence.

The award recognises organisations in the property sector who are achieving genuine diversity in the workplace and leading by example when it comes to inclusion and opportunity.

Accepting the Award, Chief Executive of Renewal SA, Chris Menz said workforce diversity was about so much more than achieving targets.

“It is the way that we are enriching our culture, increasing our productivity and setting up long-term competitive advantage for Renewal SA,” Mr Menz said.

“We’re on a journey and while we certainly have a way to go, we’re bolder and braver than we’ve ever been and I’m very proud of the inclusive workforce we are building.”

The award win was underpinned by a number of Renewal SA’s initiatives and activities, including a continuing commitment to First Nations peoples and women.

Mr Menz said that over the next 12 months Renewal SA was aiming to further increase the number of women in leadership positions, as well as increase the number of First Nations people the Agency employed across its projects as well as the number of staff it recruits who are under 30.

“As an organisation that is inescapably tied to land, Renewal SA is also committed to becoming a leader of reconciliation and integrating First Nations cultures into all aspects of project delivery,” Mr Menz said.

The full list of 2022 Awards for Excellence winners is available on this PS News link.

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