Another award for the trophy cabinet
We have taken out the prestigious Civil Contractors Federation ‘Earth Awards for Excellence in Civil Construction’ with our project partners WBHO Infrastructure.
Published: 16 November 2020, Updated: 16 November 2020
The Great Northern Highway Upgrade - Maggie Creek to Wyndham project was a 27 kilometre design and construct on the existing highway, and included the reconstruction and realignment of ‘Maggie’s Jump Up’.
Engagement with Aboriginal businesses was a significant driver for this project.
Working with local Aboriginal Partner Dadaru as a joint venture, we assembled a team with WBHO Infrastructure, jointly coordinating and implementing initiatives.
The project set a target of 10 per cent for total local and non-local Aboriginal workers, and we successfully delivered this target and tripled it to 32.5 per cent.
Aboriginal business engagement was also successful, achieving a total 13.7 per cent - against a benchmark of 4.5 per cent.
Projects like this are a great example of providing safe and reliable roads, whilst also providing life skills and opportunities to Aboriginal people and businesses.