Joint Venture Agreement signed to increase Indigenous employment and training

A new joint venture entity known as Indent Pty Ltd will bring together experienced building company H&M Tracey Construction, with their established track record in Indigenous training and employment, and the local and national influence of Nyamba Buru Yawuru.

It marks a new era of collaboration and economic development that harnesses the complementary strengths of each partner to increase Indigenous participation in the workforce and deliver benefits to regional communities.

Indent will be based in Broome but will tender for new construction projects in the Kimberley region, in Western Australia and target the Federal Government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy as it operates across northern Australia. The Indigenous Procurement Policy requires Federal government departments to deliver 3% of its goods and services contracts to Indigenous businesses, increasing Indigenous enterprise and opportunity across industry sectors.

A core focus for Indent will be on Indigenous contractors and apprenticeships to ensure that the Aboriginal community is equitably participating in the northern economy. Northern Australia’s future prosperity relies on greater Indigenous employment levels.

Read the media release here