Building for the future
Muway Constructions is an innovative Aboriginal Joint Venture construction company based in Western Australia’s remote North West. It is a unique and successful collaboration with the Traditional Owners of Fitzroy Crossing – the ‘Bunuba’ people. It begins a move to form other similar strategic partnerships with Traditional Owners across the whole of Australia’s North West to build sustainable communities and environments. Built upon mutual respect and mutual benefits, Aboriginal people benefit from construction on their home lands through training, employment and a share in the region’s economy, and Muway Construction gains a pool of trained, qualified employees who are readily available for remote construction projects.
Muway has also formed multiple joint ventures with experienced Aboriginal Trade Contractors who best understand the challenging operating environment of the Kimberley and Pilbara. For our clients this means a full service guarantee on every build. For local Aboriginal people this equates to increased traineeships and apprenticeships with mentoring support in any facet of the construction industry – carpentry, rigging, plumbing, electrical and machine operating.
The creation of Muway Constructions is already proving to be a social and economic success. Not only has the company completed many innovative, quality-driven residential and commercial developments, it has also opened up sustainable employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, creating increased self-esteem, financial self-sufficiency and improved living conditions.
- Growing joint ventures with Aboriginal people
- Growing the services and guarantee to our clients
- Growing the economic and social sustainability of remote North West communities
Muway Constructions has expanded its services and expertise by forming multiple joint ventures with existing, successful Aboriginal contracting companies. We can now offer clients a complete design and construct solution and full service guarantee on every build. Importantly, we can further enhance the economic and social benefits we deliver to remote North West communities.
Our Aboriginal employees will now have a choice – the opportunity to undertake employment and training in any facet of the construction industry, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, rigging and machine operating. Through these strategic partnerships, Muway will be able to deliver more traineeships and more apprenticeships, increasing the jobs available to local Aboriginal people, helping to achieve its mission – “Partnering to build sustainable communities”.
‘Muway Contracting’, a division of Muway Constructions, has formed the following Joint Ventures:
Muway Labour is a Muway partnership with Jeremy and Heather Bell who have managed Aboriginal labour hire and contracting businesses in Perth and the Kimberley since 2006.
Muway Plumbing is a joint venture between Muway Constructions and Pigram Plumbing – a Broome plumbing company, owned and operated by Gavin Pigram.
Muway Electrical is a Muway partnership with long-time Kimberley born electrician, Jason McMahon.
With local knowledge, logistical expertise and experience working in the challenging North West environment, these partners help Muway deliver superior, streamlined building solutions to our North West clients enabling a full service guarantee on every build. In return, Muway is helping to create stronger, more self-sufficient communities.
Our select team of people has earned Muway its reputation for quality, innovative building, and for meeting clients’ time frames and budgets across all building sectors in some of the North West’s most isolated and sensitive environments.
A powerful business model for building capacity in regional Australia and effecting positive, sustainable economic and social changes.
- 2012 WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards – Finalist, Department of Indigenous Affairs, Indigenous Service Award
- Telstra Australian Business Awards 2012 Finalist – HTC Start-up Award
- Telstra Australian Business Awards 2012 Finalist – Regional Business Award
- Master Builders WA – Bankwest Kimberley – Pilbara Building Excellence Awards 2012
- Winner – Special Awards Category, Employer Trainer of the Year