| 09 The terminal has been an integral part of the Mackay  region for more than 35 years. We have a social responsibility to our surrounding communities, and  a genuine desire to make a real and valued contribution  to the economic and social development of the region. SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION: SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY Established more than 14 years ago, DBCT’s Community Working Group provides an engagement forum between DBCT P/L, DBCTM and community representatives, to discuss operations on site. Bi-monthly meetings are held to review social, environmental and economic issues in our surrounding communities. Terminal representatives are also members of the Community Reference Group established by North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP). The group provides a forum for community representatives and stakeholder groups to discuss issues relating to the operation, development and planning activities within the Port of Hay Point. DBCT works closely with council representatives and residents to share updates on expansion plans and address community concerns. Through a robust sponsorship program, the terminal operator contributes more than $350,000 per year to the region for initiatives improving youth education, the arts, sports, health, environment, mental health, support of the homeless, economic and community development, and events. We focus on building meaningful partnerships to deliver positive outcomes across our region. The Mackay-Whitsunday Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership is a collaboration between community, Traditional Owners, farmers and fishers, industry, science, tourism and government with the primary purpose of achieving an annual Mackay- Whitsunday regional waterway health and stewardship report card. The report card uses the best independent science within its’ regional monitoring programs to measure waterway health. DBCT P/L provides top tier financial support for the partnership, and also has independently provided ongoing funding ($120,000 annually) for water quality monitoring in the local area. IN FOCUS:  Mackay-Whitsunday  Healthy Rivers  to Reef Partnership