Aboriginal Engagement

Centrals is recognised as a leader in engaging with Aboriginal people.

We believe that all business should support Aboriginal employees and the development of Aboriginal people and businesses.

Currently our skilled, professional, and growing workforce includes a good proportion of first nation employees.

In addition, we have formed many partnerships with Aboriginal companies in the Mid-West and Goldfields Regions, having established collaborative arrangements with many Aboriginal groups and businesses. We endeavour to spend a minimum of 10% of our project budgets with Aboriginal suppliers.

We have the formed Yagahong Alliance, a joint venture between Central Earthmoving and Yugunga-Nya People, the Traditional Owners of the lands surrounding Meekatharra, to deliver services to the DeGrussa Copper Mine, owned by Sandfire Resources NL and operated on Yugunga-Nya country.

Centrals is also delivering works for MRWA through a joint venture with Carey Group with a focus on Aboriginal training, development, and sustainability.

Centrals commitment to Aboriginal engagement, participation, training, and employment has been recognised as having positive results for Aboriginal people and communities across the greater Mid-West Region by:

  • Department of Mines and Petroleum
  • Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (previously Yamatji Land and Sea Council)
  • Clontarf Foundation
  • Department of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia
  • Mid-West Mining Aboriginal Economic Development Industry Partnership
  • Civil Contractors Federation (multiple WA Aboriginal Engagement Award winner)