We have a strong history of supporting the local communities in which we work, including providing indigenous employment opportunities and developing our cultural understanding. To achieve this we created the Joint Venture company, Waanyi Shamrock United (WSU).
Waanyi Shamrock United (WSU) is a registered Joint Venture civil construction company consisting of Shamrock Civil Engineering and Northern Project Contracting (the commercial arm of Waanyi Aboriginal Corporation). Shamrock Civil Engineering and Waanyi Aboriginal Corporation commenced working together in 2016 and announced its registered Joint Venture partnership as WSU in May 2017. WSU have now progressed its business recognition status and has achieved Supply Nation Certification in June 2019.
This joint venture amalgamates Shamrock Civil Engineering’s 25 years of civil contracting experience, its various Quality & Safety qualifications, and its extensive Plant fleet with Waanyi Aboriginal Corporation’s cultural connection to the land while at the same time providing training for Indigenous young people in a variety of roles in the Construction Industry.
As a Supply Nation Certified indigenous owned business WSU is committed to improving the social and economic welfare of Indigenous people by providing opportunities for employment and promoting career development for Indigenous people and providing a culturally sensitive workplace.
WSU is structured to maximise indigenous participation through enabling Indigenous participation in major projects which in turn will build on its civil contracting capability by offering labour, training, and plant hire opportunities for our Indigenous workforce and support its inclusion of the local community within which WSU will work at the time.
WSU recognises the importance of providing real opportunities to Indigenous Communities to assist in raising their economic and social development, which ultimately improve their standards of living and associated health and well-being status.