Since its official launch in July this year, Jawoyn Contracting has continued to grow and secure its place in the Northern Territory building and construction industry.
As a company focused on providing quality work, local jobs and expertise working on Aboriginal land, Jawoyn Contracting has delivered on several major projects and won contracts for new work.
Importantly, the company has worked to ensure employment of Aboriginal people was a priority under the Northern Territory Government’s major investment in the upgrade of facilities and infrastructure at Nitmiluk National Park.
Preparing the Biddlecombe cascade area along the Jatbula trail in the park has been an important undertaking and included building a high-end eco-camping area.
Workers have constructed eight eco-tents, built shower and toilet facilities, a cooking area and kitchen and ensured the right infrastructure was in place to support visitors who will be able to stay at the new “glamping” facility from the beginning of the dry season next year.
Jawoyn Contracting has also worked on the upgrade of the information centre, including landscaping the gardens, building paths, preparing temporary shade and office spaces, and assisting in the demolition and clean up of areas that have been refurbished, such as the timber decking at the centre and the jetty where visitors board boats to travel down the gorge.
The companyhas begun working on the construction of a state of the art mountain bike trail through the park as well as other works.
Another focus has been working to improve facilities for the Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup, including building a shed so women can expand production of their bush midijin and bush food enterprises on country.
A wash bay area for ranger vehicles has also become a priority to prevent the potential spread of weeds, which are a major threat to Aboriginal land across Arnhem Land. Jawoyn rangers have a strong focus on managing weeds and want to ensure weeds that are spreading across other parts of the Northern Territory – from gamba grass through to grader grass, neem or ballyache bush – don’t infest Jawoyn country.
The capacity and capability of Jawoyn Contracting workers has been increasing and improving every day – proving the company’s ability to undertake all types of jobs and works with quality and to win bigger projects.
Importantly, Jawoyn Contracting has a “buy local” mantra it lives by and is pleased to work with other local providers and contractors and provide opportunities for additional work for them.