Indigenous Managed Services models landscaping of Peel Business Park roundabout on six Noongar seasons
The entrance into Peel Business Park at Lakes Road now reflects local Aboriginal culture after business Indigenous Managed Services completed a landscaping project at the precinct’s roundabout entry.
The works at the Lakes Road roundabout in Nambeelup were developed by IMS alongside Bindjareb Traditional Owners and represent the six seasons of the Noongar calendar.
All plants used in the design for the 50m-wide roundabout are also species native to the Nambeelup area.
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The Indigenous-owned business was contracted under the State Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy, which requires State agencies to award at least 3.5 per cent of its contracts valued over $50,000 to Indigenous businesses across the financial year.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Tony Buti said appointing IMS reflected the McGowan Government’s “commitment to creating greater business opportunities for Aboriginal-owned and operated businesses”.
The large roundabout was designed to accommodate increased traffic and facilitate the safe movement of large trucks and vehicles as Peel Business Park is developed into a large industrial precinct.
The industrial estate, about 10km northeast of Mandurah, has been under development by the State Government for several years and features a solar-powered microgrid to reduce power costs for businesses.
The industrial estate is part of the 35-year $45.2 million Transform Peel project which aims to create new industries, employment hubs and improve food security in the Peel region.
Fellow Minister John Carey said the precinct had been driving “significant economic growth and providing a wide range of employment opportunities in the Peel region”.