The KingKira Group was named as this year’s New Indigenous Business of the Year Award winner at the 15th Annual Conference in Darwin. The award recognises a start-up business less than three years in operations that has successfully introduced services to the resource sector and demonstrated potential for sustainable growth. The event brought together AEMEE conference delegates, keynote speakers, officials, AEMEE board members, government representatives and businesses to recognise the contributions of Indigenous businesses that service the resource sector in Australia.
KingKira is a 100% female Aboriginal-owned business connected to the Nyiyaparli and Plyku Aboriginal groups, and the Kariyarra and Ngarluma peoples. KingKira’s Owner and Director Tammy O’Connor (pictured below, centre) is a passionate advocate for the training, development and mentoring of Aboriginal people. Having grown up in the Pilbara region, Tammy has a wealth of knowledge and insight about the local community allowing her to provide the right guidance on challenges faced. Tammy also works with Cleanaway as our Aboriginal Contracts and Engagement Manager.
Cleanaway and KingKira have a joint venture partnership with PTK Environmental Services (PTK), providing Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) with total waste management services across three mine sites – Solomon, Christmas Creek and Cloudbreak and rail assets in Port Hedland.
AEMEE (Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Energy and Exploration Ltd) is an incorporated not-for-profit company set up to grow Indigenous businesses in Australia and overseas in mining and allied industries.
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