The work of Balibó House Trust would not be possible without the generosity of its many supporters, partners and donors. In particular, we would like to acknowledge:
Harold Mitchell Foundation
The Harold Mitchell Foundation works with organisations throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific to make a positive and sustainable difference in education, health and the arts. The Harold Mitchell Foundation is a major supporter of the Balibó fort project.
Crown Limited has a commitment to create a diverse and inclusive workforce and provides extensive support for not-for-profit events, donations, employee volunteer contributions and sponsorship. Crown is a major supporter of the Balibó fort project.
Bayu-Undan Joint Venture
The Bayu-Undan Joint Venture is our Founding Partner, Education and Heritage. Their support is critical to the heritage restoration and cultural preservation aspects of the Balibó Fort project.
The Bayu-Undan offshore facility is located in the Timor Sea and is operated by global oil and gas company ConocoPhillips. The company explores for or produces oil and gas in 27 countries worldwide and has more than 18,000 employees. The Bayu-Undan project is a joint venture between ConocoPhillips, Santos, INPEX, Eni, Tokyo Electric Power Company and Tokyo Gas. The field is 250 kilometres south west of Suai in Timor-Leste and 500 kilometres north west of the Northern Territory in Australia. For more than 10 years the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture has developed together with Timor-Leste, contributing to economic and community development. For more information about ConocoPhillips and the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture visit www.conocophillips.com.au
Nine Entertainment Company
Seven Network Australia
Village Roadshow Limited
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Around the world, Rotary works to promote peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. In particular we thank the Rotary Australia World Community Service, Rotary Donations-in-Kind, and the Rotary clubs of Port Melbourne, Oakleigh and Bentleigh-Moorabbin for their support.
We also acknowledge the Rotary Clubs of Port Melbourne and Keilor for championing the cause of the Balibo Dental Clinic and the Rotary Clubs of Carlton, Packenham and Mt Eliza for their contributions and support.
Advantage Commercial Kitchens
Advantage Commercial Kitchens is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of commercial kitchen equipment. Specialising in custom design and fit out for a wide range of commercial industries, Advantage Commercial Kitchens has donated the equipment and expertise required to train East Timorese students in hospitality and training, as part of the Balibó fort restoration project. Advantage Commercial Kitchens has also supplied kitchen equipment for the newly constructed community kitchen at the Balibo Community Learning Centre.
As the Victorian Government’s lead tourism agency, Tourism Victoria provides a foundation for industry growth. With strong research, policy, strategy and aviation platforms, Tourism Victoria building a framework for greater commercial reach. And with seed investment and infrastructure they enable industry to venture into new territories.
peckvonhartel is an award winning practice specialising in the delivery of architecture, interior design, planning, and project facilitation services. peckvonhartel has been successfully delivering projects throughout Australia and South East Asia for over 32 years.
Belun (meaning “friend” in Tetum) is the Trust’s on-ground delivery partner in Balibó. Belun works to empower communities, develop capacity through research and policy development, reduce tensions and prevent conflict in Timor-Leste.
Market Development Facility
To assist delivery of the Fort project, the Trust is partnering with the Market Development Facility (MDF), a pro-poor market system development program that is fully funded by Australian Aid, with the Managing Contractor being Cardno Emerging Markets. The overall goal of MDF is to ‘sustainably increase employment and incomes for poor women and men in rural and urban areas’.