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2019-20 Report

This year NAIF supported project proponents to develop commitments to a range of activities under their IES’s:

  1. North Queensland Cowboys: a 6.6% target for Indigenous participation during construction and 20% Indigenous employment in the merchandise and hospitality outlets during the operational phase (strengthen Dream, Believe, Achieve training and employment program).
  2. Mater Health Services North Queensland: will establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group, provision of scholarships for a Diploma of Nursing and development of a Reconciliation Action Plan.
  3. Signature Beef: aiming for a 2% Indigenous employment target across construction operations, and will build Indigenous pastoral capacity including through a partnership with Black Fella Beef for preferential processing.
  4. Metro Mining: Indigenous participation rate of 20% building up to 30% in year five of operations, implementation of the Traditional Owner Employment Strategy and Ankamuthi Community Liaison Officers.
  5. Charles Darwin University: during construction CDU will seek to achieve a supplier use target of 3% for Indigenous businesses and an Indigenous employment target of 8.8%. An Indigenous procurement policy will be developed across university operations.
  6. Darwin Shiplift Project: engagement with the Larrakia and agreed Terms of Reference covering specific economic opportunities and an Aboriginal employment target of 16% within the project team, with procurement opportunities aligned with the Territory Benefit Plan.
  7. JCU Student Accommodation: target of 3% Indigenous employment during the combined design, construction and operation phases.

Further details of each project’s Indigenous Engagement Strategy can be found in the case study section of the NAIF website.