Through its success as a commercial construction operation, NACP Projects provides social and commercial gains to Indigenous enterprise and community.
Here are some examples of social and enterprise opportunities which have positively benefited from our partnership.
The annual ‘Show Me Your World’ tour is an initiative driven by Waanyi Aboriginal Corporation with Griffith University and five Queensland state schools. Driven by four core principles – Exposure, Experience, Exchange, and Education, the broad aim of the tour is to provide an opportunity for children living in remote Indigenous communities to be introduced to a host of experiences and possibilities that are not available locally. Specifically, the project promotes the possibilities of continued education and training including transition to boarding schools, universities and other educational facilities along with the short-term benefits of confidence about themselves and their future.
Established in 1982 and owned by Marra Worra Worra, Karrayili Training Centre provides a range of services to meet the needs of the Fitzroy Valley communities. Karrayili prides itself on enriching lives and strengthening community through the development of skills, knowledge and understanding in a cross-cultural environment. Kirrayili provides a number of customised services that suit the community and skills of the region including training and education, assistance with licensing services and job applications and increasing remote school attendance.
Indigenous enterprise opportunities
During the construction of a Department of Defence project in Victoria in 2017, our team gained client approval to modify the fit-out in order to engage the products and services of WINYA, an Indigenous-owned furniture manufacturer and supplier. WINYA were able to provide outstanding solutions for the client and in turn, our team was able to award them a furniture contract for over $800k.
On the $14m Caboolture Police Station, the BADGE project team developed a strong relationship with Aspect Cabinetmakers. During the course of their time on site, BADGE assisted the business to register for the QLD Government’s Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) Indigenous-owned Business List for South East Queensland, to increase future business development opportunities.