Aboriginal participation in construction projects

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics seeks to provide employment opportunities to Aboriginal Territorians, and build the capacity of Aboriginal businesses, to successfully share in the delivery of construction projects in the Northern Territory (NT), through the Aboriginal participation on construction projects policy PDF (2.7 MB).

To achieve an increase in Aboriginal participation, contractors will be required to provide proposals in the tender response schedule to allow for assessment of:

  • Aboriginal employees, including apprentices/trainees directly employed on the works
  • the intended use of group training schemes or recognised Territory Aboriginal community organisations to deliver the proposed works
  • nominated sub-contractors usage of Aboriginal employees, including registered  Aboriginal apprentices or trainees.

Within 14 days of award of contract, the contractor shall submit a copy of the fully developed Indigenous development plan for approval.

Read the guide for development of Indigenous development plan DOCX (208.2 KB).

Community Development Program

As an employer operating in remote and regional NT, your business could be eligible for Australian Government subsidies and retention bonuses as an incentive to encourage the creation of new ongoing jobs for Community Development Program (CDP) participants.

Read more about the Indigenous employment opportunity - CDP PDF (597.3 KB).

Last updated: 03 June 2022

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