Project offers a pipeline full of work

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Naanda Australia DIiector Jane Tittums with project employees.
Camera IconNaanda Australia DIiector Jane Tittums with project employees. Credit: Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation./Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation.

A contract worth $300,000 has been awarded to a Pilbara management and maintenance company by the Water Corporation helping create new jobs for local Aboriginal people.

Naanda Australia was awarded the contract by the Water Corporation that created 16 new jobs for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara which provided empowerment through employment and taught valuable new skills.

The project involves Naanda Australia carrying out vegetation clearing along Water Corporation pipelines in the Roebourne and Millstream areas to prevent damage and corrosion.

Naanda Australia director Jane Tittums said the project helped local Aboriginal people take control of their future career pathway.

“We’ve employed 16 local workers on a three days on, three days off roster, allowing us to ease new employees into employment so they are job-ready for the future,” she said.

“We also have several employees acting in the role as supervisor. This allows them to be mentored into the role and paid as a supervisor so they can add this work history to their resume for future opportunities.”

Water Corporation North West regional manager Sharon Broad said the project reflected the Water Corporation’s commitment to building the capacity and capability of Aboriginal businesses across the State.

“Since July 2019 we’ve awarded 118 contracts, worth more than $3.8 million to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned businesses,” she said.

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