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New artworks a symbol of diversity

Four pieces of artwork that are now hanging in  the Western Australia Infrastructure Service’s Hazelmere office are the latest initiative to advance Fulton Hogan’s Aboriginal Engagement Plan.

The works were commissioned by Fulton Hogan from prominent Aboriginal artist Kevin Bynder, a Whadjuk man of the Noongar Nation of Western Australia. Noongar people are the original inhabitants of this land and Noongar country is one of the largest cultural blocks in Australia.

Fulton Hogan’s Infrastructure Services General Manager Pat Tinnelly met with Kevin recently to discuss creating some pieces of art that represent the land and people of the eight Wongatha tribes (Kalgoorlie / Goldfields), the Whadjuk tribe in Noongar Country (Perth Metro), the Wardandi, Kaneang, Wilman, and Minang tribes of the South West and the five Nations (WA State) of WA.

“We’re very proud of these artworks that are symbolic of where we work,” Pat says.

They also reflect Fulton Hogan’s support for a new policy for Aboriginal Procurement that the WA State Government launched late last year. It mandates that state government departments include Aboriginal participation KPIs in all of their contracts.

This means all businesses, including Fulton Hogan, must meet certain criteria for employment, training and procurement, under all new contracts.