Karlayura Cleanaway recently attended the Aboriginal Business Expo in Western Australia at Optus Stadium, Perth.
The Aboriginal Business Expo provides a platform for the Aboriginal business sector to showcase high-quality goods and services available to the government, while strengthening business relationships in line with goals outlined in the Aboriginal Procurement Policy.
From 1 July 2018, government departments will be required to award contracts to registered Aboriginal businesses, consistent with progressive targets increasing to three percent. The targets will apply to all government agencies and government trading enterprises when purchasing goods, services, community services and works.
From left: Regina Glover, Operations Manager from Karlayura and Reg Yarran, National Aboriginal Engagement Advisor for Cleanaway.
Founded in Pilbara as a 51% majority Aboriginal-owned business, the Karlayura Cleanaway joint venture was set up to maximise opportunities for local communities by facilitating initiatives that provide sustainable employment for local Aboriginal peoples while respecting the need to preserve Aboriginal cultural traditions.
Karlayura offers skilled and unskilled local Aboriginal labour, cultural mentorship, and support for large projects in mining and civil construction. By leveraging on Cleanaway’s expertise in the waste management industry, and Karlayura’s deep understanding of the land on which they operate, the partnership aims to build a self-sustaining community for the Aboriginal peoples who are the traditional custodians of the land.
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