CAREY Mining managing director Daniel Tucker has won the Outstanding Manager Award at the national Corporate Leaders for Indigenous employment Awards.
The company is a privately funded mining and civil contractor that employs 41 indigenous personnel at five Western Australian work sites.
It has contracts with major companies including mining joint ventures at Sunrise Dam for Anglogold and Thunderbox for Lionore Mining, a drill and blast joint venture at Carosue Dam for Sons of Gwalia and a contract to provide indigenous personnel for the John Holland-Macmahon $140 million Tonkin Highway extension contract.
Carey has also entered into mining in its own right, acquiring up to 9 per cent of View Resources which plans to commence two nickel mining operations within the next six months.
Mr Tucker said the award was the culmination of nine years work building a solid business in the highly competitive mine contracting sector.
"We have been profitable every year since we commenced operations, winning contracts in open competition on the basis of the reputation we’ve developed for providing a sound and cost-effective service," he said.
"We are creating meaningful long-term employment and training opportunities for a significant number of indigenous people, backed up with both on and off site support infrastructure."
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