16 Sep
New partnership creates opportunities in northern suburbs

New partnership creates opportunities in northern suburbs

Pictured above (L to R): Workpower executive Peter May, Fire & Electrical Services employee Harley Knuckley, Workpower executive Shane O’Connor, and Hon Stephen Dawson MLC. 

Through a successful partnership with Aboriginal owned business Kardan Construction, Workpower and Intelife secured a new major State Government contract in the northern suburbs.  

This $800,000 contract was awarded by Alkimos partners DevelopmentWA and Lendlease and will create valued employment opportunities for people with disability, indigenous people, and local businesses. The contract involves managing facilities in Alkimos Beach and Alkimos Vista developments over a three year period. 

Five new training and employment opportunities are to be available for people with disability, and four positions for Aboriginal apprentices will also be created. 

“Working with Kardan Constructions has opened a much-anticipated door to opportunity for people with disability in the northern suburbs,” says Workpower CEO, Ms Lee Broomhall. 

A strong partnership 

This win is a promising result of a new partnership between the Western Australian Disability Enterprises (WADEs) and Aboriginal businessman Frank Mitchell. Working with the owner of Kardan Construction and Wilco Electrical has led to more training and employment opportunities and increased workplace diversity in the construction industry. 

The partnership also allows us to take on more public and private sector projects that lead to greater opportunities for our people.  

Workpower applauds the efforts of DevelopmentWA and Lendlease for supporting social procurement initiatives that allow local businesses to be a part of these larger developments. 

The Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Environment, Disability Services, and Electoral Affairs, attended the official contract signing on Wednesday 9th September. 

“It’s great to see Workpower and Intelife’s partnership with Kardan Constructions come to fruition and the creation of new opportunities to keep the disability workforce engaged,” stated Minister Dawson.  

Workpower executives Shane O’Connor and Peter May, and Fire & Electrical Services employees Bill Elliott and Harley Knuckey also attended the ceremony.  

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