Intract Australia is committed to engaging and creating job opportunities for Indigenous Australians – ‘Closing the Gap’ on Indigenous employment.
This year we wanted to show our appreciation to our clients who have proven their commitment to engaging and creating job opportunities for Indigenous employment. We developed an award to do just that – Intract’s Inaugural NAIDOC Award.
To be presented with the award, we looked at clients who have demonstrated strength in the following:
- Positive approach to engagement of Indigenous enterprise
- Employment outcomes
- Value of work (projects)
- A great working relationship throughout the project
- Commitment to Closing the Gap
- Demonstrated leadership
We are happy to announce this year’s winner was the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). Lee Morgan, Manager Drainage Operations, Natural Resources South East for the Water Conservation and Drainage Board, was the recipient of the award and was joined by John Briggs, Intract’s General Manager of Southern Australia, and David and Andrew McMahon, Directors of McMahon Services for the presentation at our Dry Creek office.
The Four other clients who were nominated for the award were:
- JLL Augility
- Lend Lease
- Defence Housing Australia (DHA).
All four competitive clients were still awarded a Certificate of Recognition during NAIDOC week for their commitment to creating job opportunities for Indigenous employment. Demonstrating that Closing the Gap on Indigenous employment is everyone’s responsibility.
Although our other clients did not win, this does not diminish the work they have achieved in supporting Intract Australia. Intract would like to congratulate all clients who were nominated and thank their entire team for their ongoing support.
Intract looks forward to hosting this event in 2018.