Indigenous contractors for mining jobs in the Pilbara
Contract mining and civil construction projects
Committed to increasing indigenous engagement in mining jobs

Source Indigenous Contractors for Mining Jobs in WA

Marniyarra Mining and Civil is an indigenous contracting company which supplies a flexible and diversified workforce to fill indigenous civil and mining jobs for projects in major resources companies in Western Australia.

Primarily targeting Pilbara companies, Marniyarra aims to become your indigenous mining and civil contractors of choice in Western Australia.

Indigenous Mining Jobs

More than 60 per cent of Australian mining occurs near indigenous land in remote and rural areas. A reduced reliance on fly-in fly-out (FIFO) operations and support for the development of a skilled local workforce through project based indigenous mining jobs has multiple benefits to mining companies and the regional economy.

As mining and civil contractors in Western Australia, Marniyarra can provide companies with a pathway to a trained, dedicated and local indigenous workforce.

Some of the broader benefits include:

(Source: Australian Government, Workplace Ready Program fact sheet)

  • Addressing a locally based skilled labour shortage
  • Expanding your talent pool
  • Representing the community where your company is operating
  • Having greater diversity
  • Meeting compliance and regulations requirements
  • Expanding knowledge and awareness of non-indigenous staff
  • Land access
  • Meeting corporate and social responsibilities and objectives

Project Capabilities – Mining and Civil Contractors in Western Australia

A professional working relationship between Hicks and WA mining and civil contractors MACA, along with aligned vision and values in delivering a high standard of civil works to the Pilbara resources industry, was the catalyst for Marniyarra’s formation.

Using the strengths of its partner companies, Marniyarra offers both mining and civil project capabilities.

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Marniyarra Board

As leading mining and civil contractors in Western Australia our board comprise:

  • Peter Hicks – Director

    Peter Hicks is a respected member of the Pilbara community and Pilbara Aboriginal Contractors Association. He is Chairperson of the Murujuga (Aboriginal word for Burrup Peninsula) National Park Council and Board Director of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.

  • Geoff Baker – Director

    Geoff is a founding shareholder of MACA. Geoff is responsible for the operations including planning, operating strategy, capital expenditure and delivery of safety and financial outcomes on all projects. Geoff has worked in the sector for 37 years focusing on plant maintenance and asset management.

  • Chris Tuckwell – Director

    Chris is a qualified construction engineer who has spent his entire career within the mining industry, working with both mining contractors and mining companies over his 28 year career. During his career Chris has also fulfilled senior off-shore management and executive positions in Africa, South America and the West Indies. Chris’s considerable experience and familiarity with MACA’s clients and operation will enable him to provide solid leadership and strategic direction for the MACA business.

Marniyarra Operations Management Team

  • Peter Hicks – Director

    Peter Hicks is a respected member of the Pilbara community and Pilbara Aboriginal Contractors Association. He is Chairperson of the Murujuga (Aboriginal word for Burrup Peninsula) National Park Council and Board Director of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.

  • Maurice Dessauvagie – General Manager (Civil)

    Maurice is a highly experienced professional civil engineer. As a significant civil business leader he has delivered an outstanding portfolio of resources and public infrastructure projects throughout his career. He has held substantial roles in the WA civil sector with some of Australia’s largest and most successful service companies. Maurice has a strong track record in building and growing successful civil businesses.

  • James Bridge – Depot Manager (Karratha)

    James has a wealth of experience in earthmoving and main roads construction and has been involved in projects in Australia and overseas, including the Misma Island gold mine start up and OK Tedi in PNG, optic fibre installation Brisbane to Melbourne, western ring road Melbourne, barge landing facilities in the Torres Strait Islands and subdivisions in Queensland and Western Australia. He is a qualified trainer and assessor with diplomas in frontline and business management.

Contact Marniyarra

Find out more about Marniyarra and our project capabilities via this website or contact us to speak to our board or operations manager. Online enquiries are welcome.

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