Indigenous contractor delivers landscaping at Peel Business Park
Local Aboriginal-owned business Indigenous Managed Services (IMS) has completed landscaping works for the Lakes Road roundabout at the State Government’s Peel Business Park in Nambeelup.
The landscaping plan was developed in close consultation with local Bindjareb Traditional Owners, with its design reflecting the six seasons of the Noongar calendar.
All plants used in the design are species local to the Nambeelup area.
The 50-metre wide Lakes Road roundabout was designed to cater for an increase in traffic and to facilitate the safe movement of large trucks and other vehicles, as Peel Business Park continues to be developed into a significant industrial precinct.
Located about 10 kilometers north of Mandurah, Peel Business Park is an innovative industrial estate that has been under development for several years, and features a solar powered microgrid providing power cost savings to businesses.
The industrial estate is part of the 35-year Transform Peel project, which aims to create new industries, employment hubs and improve food security in the Peel region, which is destined to become an innovation hub for the food and agricultural industries.
Peel Business Park has received $45.2 million in funding through the Transform Peel project.
IMS is a registered Supply Nation and Aboriginal Business Directory WA business founded in 2017, currently employing 12 full-time workers and more than 200 casual staff members.
As stated by Country Minister John Carey:
“Peel Business Park is a strategically important industrial estate that has been driving significant economic growth and providing a wide range of employment opportunities in the Peel region.
“The engagement of IMS to undertake landscape works has assisted in supporting our ambition to help build business capabilities and create new jobs within the Peel region and for the local Noongar community.
“With IMS subcontracting to other local and Aboriginal businesses, the appointment is aligned with the McGowan Government’s WA Buy Local Policy and Aboriginal Procurement Policy, reflecting this Government’s commitment in maximizing opportunities for Aboriginal businesses.”
As stated by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Dr Tony Buti:
“The McGowan Government’s landmark Aboriginal Procurement Policy is creating better financial outcomes for Aboriginal Western Australians.
“The appointment of IMS reflects our Government’s commitment to creating greater business opportunities for Aboriginal-owned and operated businesses.
“IMS’ diverse range of capabilities includes project and contract management, recruitment and labor hire, land management, commercial cleaning, training and upskilling, ICT support services, hardware supply, leadership development, and coaching and consulting in business and change management.”
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