Pictured from left to right: Lenney (Senior Advisor, Department of Communities), Margie Martin (incoming Facility Manager, Nirrumbuk) Rebecca Grice (Advisor, Department of Communities), Caz Fryson (outgoing Facility Manager, Nirrumbuk) and Charna Kelly (Case Manager, Nirrumbuk).
The Aboriginal Procurement Policy, administered by Finance, has exceeded its targets for a fourth year in a row, with the end of year report showing targets were almost double in 2022-23.
356 contracts were awarded to Aboriginal businesses this year, totalling more than $254 million in value.
Across the board the number of contracts awarded has steadily increased from 179 contracts since the Aboriginal Procurement Policy was introduced in 2018-19. The number of Aboriginal businesses engaged also has increased year on year.
The Policy aims to increase contracting opportunities for Aboriginal businesses working with State Government agencies, promoting employment and business opportunities.
A fantastic example of this is Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation (pictured), which has increased employee numbers from 80 to 215 and expanded its services to support Aboriginal economic growth in the Kimberley as a result of working with the State Government.