Ngarda Civil and Mining Joint Venture
|Date: ||1 July 2001|
|Location:||Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia|
|Alternative Names:||Ngarda Civil and Mining Pty Ltd|
|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Employment and Training | Mining and Minerals|
|Summary Information: |
|Ngarda Civil and Mining (NCM) was established in 2001 out of a joint venture between the Henry Walker Eltin Group, Ngarda Ngarli Yarndu Foundation, and Indigenous Business Australia.|
NCM specialises in providing contract labour and equipment hire to mining and construction industries.
|Detailed Information: |
|NCM is based in Port Hedland, and its Board consists of six members, two from each partner.|
NCM provides employment opportunities that suit people with a variety of needs. Current and potential projects include:
- A contract to maintain houses around Port Hedland;
- Possibility of ore handling at the port;
- Development (and possible operation) of Austco camp for an oil and gas construction company at Karratha, and
- Mine site maintenance work.
Local Indigenous people are predominantly employed. While some are skilled workers, others are able to join and become more skilled.