OUR
STORY.

Marawar means 'west' in Nyoongar, the language spoken by the Aboriginal peoples of the south-west of Western Australia.

Marawar means 'west' in Nyoongar, the language spoken by the Aboriginal peoples of the south- west of Western Australia.
WE'RE
CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS.
APPRENTICES.
SUPERVISORS.
PAINTERS.
ELECTRICIANS.
PLUMBERS.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATORS.
CARPENTERS.
PROJECT MANAGERS.
FABRICATORS.
SAFETY MANAGERS.
TILERS.
SITE MANAGERS.
BRICKLAYERS.
TILERMAKERS.
CRANE OPERATORS.
LANDSCAPERS.
JOINERS.
PROCUREMENT MANAGERS.
CLEANERS.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REMOVERS.
ROOFERS.
DEVELOPERS.
CONCRETERS.
EXCAVATORS.
MAINTENANCE ENGINEEERS.
CEILING INSTALLERS.
SURVEYORS.
FLOORING INSTALLERS.
DESIGNERS.
ESTIMATORS.
MAINTENANCE.
MANAGERS.
FIELD ENGINEERS.
GLAZIERS.
INSULATION INSTALLERS.
PLASTERES.
SCHEDULERS.
WILDERS.
PIPE FITTERS.

POSITIVE CHANGE-MAKERS.

When we look back at how far we’ve come – the projects we’ve completed, the clients we work with – it’s surprising to think Marawar has had such an impact on the industry.

Marawar has become a state-wide force in the commercial, residential, civil construction and maintenance industry.

And as we’ve done so, we’ve started a ripple effect that’s transforming our industry and the lives, prospects and potential of Aboriginal people and communities throughout WA.

OUR VISION.

To provide a strong, sustainable future for Aboriginal people, culture and country by being a market leader in the construction and maintenance industry.

OUR MISSION.

To deliver design, construction and maintenance services that are second to none and employment, training and outreach programs that create tangible economic, health and social benefits for Indigenous people.

The adoption of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) in the business community tells us that there is a growing and, no doubt, genuine desire for reconciliation. Many businesses want to take meaningful action to overcome the social and institutional barriers to Aboriginal employment.

But the truth is, Aboriginal people are still excluded. The construction industry is a case in point.

The industry.

When we established Marawar, the number of Aboriginal people in the industry was shockingly low. In WA, there were approximately 33,000 apprentices in training. 741 were Aboriginal. Of those in Perth and the South West, fewer than 90 Aboriginal people were learning building trades.

A self-perpetuating cycle of underachievement.

A lack of understanding, support and Aboriginal role models in the construction industry meant that very few Aboriginal people even considered employment in our industry. And without Aboriginal people joining the industry, the lack of understanding and negative perceptions of Aboriginal people would continue.

HIGHER ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT RATES MEAN LOWER ABORIGINAL POVERTY, INCARCERATION, MORTALITY AND SUICIDE RATES.

Breaking the circuit from the inside.

There’s a gap between our industry’s best intentions and positive outcomes for the Indigenous community. This is what motivates us. And the people who are excluded are our inspiration. For everyone at Marawar, it’s all about bridging the gap to create opportunities for Aboriginal people. Outcomes that change or even save lives. Outcomes that transform communities.

OUR COMMITMENTS.

We have three set-in-stone commitments that have fueled our rapid growth. They ensure we maximise repeat business and referrals. And they’re the foundation for enduring client relationships, which enable us to deliver greater long-term value.

1. We deliver on our promises.

We always provide fully registered and certified tradespeople and contractors. We always fulfill our project obligations, on time and on budget. We never compromise quality or safety – our health, safety and quality management systems underpin our impeccable reputation.

2. We’re constantly innovating.

We’re always looking for better, more efficient ways of working. Our level of service and solutions have to be at least as good as our non-Aboriginal competitors, so we never stop searching for better ways to deliver even more value for our clients.

3. We collaborate openly and productively in partnership.

With our clients. With our partners. With our contractors. With the Indigenous community. We share our vision, both as a business and an agent for social change, reconciliation and equality. We share our progress in driving Aboriginal engagement and employment, so our clients and partners not only actively contribute to our successes but feel that they own them.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Let’s talk. Let’s work together. Let’s change things for the better.