The Joint Venture between civil construction company NRW and NYFL was developed to provide sustainable business opportunities to the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people through civil and mining projects in their homeland.

NRW’s civil and mining experience, combined with NYFL’s links to the Aboriginal communities, allows for a unique approach to ensuring improved Aboriginal training, education and employment in the traditional lands.

NYFL’s direct contribution is comprised of trainees, experienced operators and Aboriginal mentors as well as responsibility for the provision of Cultural Awareness training on joint projects. NYFL also manages the engagement of local Aboriginal subcontractors. NRW provides management expertise, established internal and commercial processes, equipment, workshop facilities, and experienced project management.



NRW provide training, education and employment of local community members through a ‘work ready’ program to specifically equip Aboriginal people with the requirements to enter the civil and mining industry.



As a result of the first NRW/NYFL Joint Venture project on Rio Tinto’s Pannawonica Bridge Repair project - NFYL have already distributed the following to NYFL members:

•    $1,000 worth of goods and services to each Elder, to assist in their day to day living.

•    $500 worth of educational materials including schoolbooks and uniforms, for each school age child member to assist in their education and development.