Murujuga benefits from Kangaroo Hill demolition
■ Nearly 600 beds, fridges and TV sets, as well as air-conditioners, tables and chairs, have been donated to Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation from the demolition of Kangaroo Hill Village in Dampier.
CMA Delta and Mallard Contracting are undertaking the demolition of the ex-Rio Tinto camp and saw an opportunity to reuse the items. Murujuga chief executive Ron Critchley said there were a lot of families to donate the goods to.
“Robby (Mallard) got the contract to remove everything from Kangaroo Hill,” he said.
“He spoke to the Rio Tinto people, who spoke to us and made the offer, which we readily accepted on behalf of our members.
“These beds are fairly new so everyone can probably get an upgraded bed and we’ll probably help out a few charitable organisations around the place as well.
“The Elders’ Village in Roebourne isn’t furnished yet, so if they need beds in their second and third bedrooms, they can certainly get one of those and every unit can get a fridge as well.”
Mr Critchley said items could be sold off to the community to recover the cost of container hire if there was anything left over. Rio Tinto indigenous business development specialist Vicki Kirk said the donation of assets was a good way to reuse goods from Rio Tinto camps.
“It is great to see Aboriginal business Mallard Contracting engaged in the demolition of one of Rio Tinto’s camps, Kangaroo Hill located in Dampier, and to be involved in the supporting the Aboriginal community,” she said.
CMA Delta representative Chris Anastazjew, Rio Tinto specialist business developer Vicki Kirk, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Ron Critchley and Mallard Contracting managing director Robby Mallard.