Kar­lka in­vests in fenc­ing con­trac­tor

Pilbara News - - News - Sophia Con­stan­tine

An in­dige­nous or­gan­i­sa­tion has bought a na­tional fenc­ing con­trac­tor to help tra­di­tional own­ers in the East Pil­bara strive to­wards long-term eco­nomic and so­cial pros­per­ity.

Es­tab­lished in 2012, Kar­lka is the com­mer­cial arm of the Kar­lka Nyiya­parli Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity and rep­re­sents the Nyiya­parli peo­ple.

The ac­qui­si­tion of fenc­ing com­pany Fence Wright is the first of many ven­tures to come.

Kar­lka De­vel­op­ments chair­woman Natalie Parker said the an­nounce­ment was con­sid­ered a land­mark for the East Pil­bara tra­di­tional own­ers and sig­nalled a move to­wards eco­nomic self­de­ter­mi­na­tion.

The com­pany’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, John Valuri, said the move would ac­tively cre­ate em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for the Nyiyi­parli com­mu­nity and the in­dige­nous busi­ness sec­tor.

“These ac­qui­si­tions al­low our com­mu­nity to gain on-the-job ex­pe­ri­ence in a range of skilled and un­skilled roles,” he said.

“This is about ac­tively cre­at­ing the fu­ture we want — to be in­de­pen­dent and cre­at­ing our own em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

Mr Valuri said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was in­ter­ested in buy­ing into busi­nesses that di­ver­si­fied in­come and de­liv­ered em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits.

“We are look­ing for busi­nesses that help us fo­cus on self-de­ter­mi­na­tion through train-ing, em­ploy­ment, and ca­pac­ity-build­ing,” he said.

Kar­lka De­vel­op­ments chair­woman Natalie Parker, FenceWright man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Matthew Sivewright and Kar­lka chief ex­ec­u­tive John Valuri at the new Perth Sta­dium.

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