Yindjibarndi’s 3C’s :
Culture, Community, Commerce







 
 

Yurra’s DNA is in the development of communities.

Building strong, vibrant communities where we live and work is important to us all.

We believe that through our projects, people and efforts, we can make positive and lasting changes to the communities in which we operate. Our proven business model provides sustainable, long-term economic and development opportunities for Aboriginal people, essential to achieving improved communities and services. We are also engaged in building community legacy work throughout the West Pilbara, delivering community-led initiatives tailored to support local needs. 

Yurra’s uniquely developed ‘Take Pride’ program engages with stakeholder groups and community members to identify and respond to community concerns and drive improved infrastructure and services.

Our commitment to engaging Indigenous contractors and suppliers is a vital cornerstone of our relationship with Stakeholders and Communities across the Pilbara. Providing long-term economic opportunities to Communities is fundamental to Yurra’s culture and remains our priority.

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Commerce

 

We invest in and develop the Region as we grow. Since it in 2013, Yurra has grown its contracting capability to create increased work volume and drive local employment, education and skills training.  Yurra now has in excess of 70 staff, with an average Indigenous engagement rate of almost 50%. We ulitise the strong relationships we have with partners and their networks to provide employment, skills training, education and a range of career pathway opportunities. Our proactive employment initiatives engage, wherever possible, recognised Aboriginal businesses and suppliers to generate sustainable economic development and improved social outcomes.

 

Red Earth Arts Precinct

Client: Doric for the City of Karratha

Yurra was awarded the Landscape Construction Contract for this iconic project within the City of Karratha. Working within the town Centre created numerous challenges however it was a significant community project that we wanted to be involved in. 

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Yurra Community Contribution

‘Random Act of Kindness’

Yurra along with our building business unit partner GBSC delivered a complete renovation of a home in Cheeditha over the course of 4days leading into Christmas. The Yurra cleaning team had arguably the most challenging task and continued working until the last piece of furniture was put together. 

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Culvert Relining

Client: Rio Tinto

Yurra has successfully tendered culvert relining works for Rio Tinto over the past 3yrs. During this period, we have delivered over $15M worth of spray and UV lined works. Yurra along with our culvert works partner TCD have continued to invest in our solutions in order to develop safety and logistics innovations that continuously improve on our ability to provide a great quality outcome in extreme conditions and remote locations. 

Culture

Yurra is majority owned by the Yindjibarndi people who have a rich history and identity. Yurra is part of the Yindjibarndi’s community’s strategy for sustainability and self-determination. Through our relationship with the community Yurra’s business culture is strongly influenced by the Yindjibarndi people and the concept of “Nyinjard”. 

“ I look after you, you look after me. I look after country, country will look after me.”

We are proud of the working partnerships we have with Community. As part of our development and support of culture and community initiatives, Yurra has a long term partnership with Juluwarlu which provides support to our operations and enriches the spirit of the business.