October 17, 2016

Port Hedland International Airport refurbishment project

IMMS is excited to be part of the Hedland International Airport refurbishment project.  The project has created a showcase of native Pilbara plants; naturally water wise and perfectly suited to the environment.

Working with IBN Services, who operate only commercial Pilbara native plant nursery in the region, IMMS provided skilled and trainee workers from the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli language groups as well as other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers to build the garden.

IBN Services has work teams in horticulture, garden maintenance and furniture making.

IBN Services works in partnership with IMMS, to register workers for a range of work licences and tickets and progression to traineeships and apprenticeships.

The Hedland International Airport refurbishment project is an important demonstration of IMMS commitment and ability to provide skilled, work ready Indigenous employees across a range of diverse range projects.

Caption: IBN CEO Tony McRae, centre, with IBN and IMMS staff and crew, PHIA Chairwoman Cheryl Edwardes, Chief Executive Mitchell Cameron and Terminal Operations Manager Nat Santagiuliana.