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Letter from The Hon. Leslie Williams MP – NSW Government and Industry working together

As the peak body in NSW representing employers in the civil construction and maintenance industry, the Civil Contractors Federation of NSW (CCF NSW) is proud to partner with the NSW Government under an Industry Based Agreement (IBA) for Aboriginal Employment and Enterprise Development.
The Hon Leslie Williams MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Assistant Minister for Education is a key partner to the IBA. In an open letter to the NSW civil infrastructure industry she has both introduced the partnership with CCF NSW and recommended industry engage in the IBA. Click here to download the letter.
For further information please contact CCF NSW on (02) 9009 4000(02) 9009 4000.

The Annual CCF NSW President's Gala Ball & Awards Dinner - Sydney, November 11.
Celebrating the people of the NSW Civil Contracting Industry who set the highest standards in the pursuit of excellence.

Further details will become available as the event gets closer.

Steering Committee formed to guide IBA.
A steering committee comprising members from Aboriginal Affairs NSW, CCF NSW, Roads and Maritime Services
(RMS) and the Office of Finance and Services has been established to provide strategic direction and oversee implementation of the IBA.


About NSW Aboriginal Participation

From 1 May 2015 the NSW Government mandated minimum amounts that employers must spend on Aboriginal participation on head contracts as low as a $1 million. Virtually all the civil infrastructure industry, including suppliers and service providers, are now affected by these mandatory requirements.

The NSW Government’s Aboriginal Participation in Construction policy came into effect on 1 May 2015. It replaces an earlier policy which was introduced in 2007.  

To support industry, CCF NSW entered into an agreement with the NSW Government in February 2015 to help employers meet these obligations.

CCF NSW signs Industry Based Agreement.

CCF NSW signed an Industry Based Agreement with the NSW Government on 24 February 2015 to encourage and support employment of Aboriginal people in the civil contracting industry.

CCF NSW approached the Government in mid-2014 and suggested an agreement be created. The NSW Government was quick to recognise the opportunities for Aboriginal participation within the civil contracting industry, and is keen to explore better ways of realising the benefits for both employers and Aboriginal people of sustained engagement in our industry. Read more about the Industry Based Agreement and download a printable version here...

Industry Based Agreement between the NSW Government and CCF NSW

Read the full Industry Based Agreement between the NSW Government and CCF NSW.

Under this IBA, CCF NSW will be working with the NSW Government, industry and the Aboriginal community to find methods to:

  • Develop innovative methods for employers to meet the Aboriginal Participation requirements. Methods that will truly benefit their businesses in the short and long term, and embed sustained benefits for Aboriginal communities and individuals
  • Introduce to Aboriginal people the employment requirements of our industry; and
  • Introduce high quality Aboriginal job candidates to employers

The full agreement can be downloaded as a PDF file using this link

NSW Aboriginal Participation in Construction (APIC) Policy
valid from 1 May 2015. View policy and FAQs here

The NSW Government’s Aboriginal Participation in Construction policy came into effect on 1 May 2015. It replaces an earlier policy which was introduced in 2007. 

View the Policy and read FAQ’s here: www.procurepoint.nsw.gov.au/policy-and-reform/nsw-procurement-reform/construction/policy-framework-construction.

To support industry, CCF NSW has entered into an agreement with the NSW Government in February 2015 to help employers meet these obligations.

OCHRE is the NSW Government's Aboriginal Affairs plan. Read more
about the plan and latest news from Aboriginal Affairs NSW here

OCHRE is the NSW Government Aboriginal Affairs plan. Read more about the Government's plan and The Hon. Leslie Williams, the Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs in NSW at: www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au

 
CCF NSW signed an Industry Based Agreement with the NSW Government on 24 February 2015

CCF NSW CEO David Castledine (centre) with then Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello (second from left) at the signing of the IBA, March 2015. CCF NSW signed an Industry Based Agreement with the NSW Government on 24 February 2015 to encourage and support employment of Aboriginal people in the civil contracting industry.

Aboriginal Participation
In July 1995 the Aboriginal flag was proclaimed a ‘Flag of Australia’ under the Flags Act 1953. The meanings of the three colours in the flag are:
Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia
Yellow circle – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector
Red – represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land

 

NAIDOC Week - 3 July

NAIDOC Week, when Australia celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, kicks-off on 3 July.  One of the ways in which CCF NSW recommends building positive engagement with your Aboriginal employees and business partners is to recognise important days and celebrations like NAIDOC week and ‘Journey of Healing Day’, also known as ‘National Sorry Day’.  Recognising NAIDOC week can be as simple as displaying the National NAIDOC Poster, encouraging staff to do a short cultural awareness course such as Reconciliation Australia’s Share our Pride  free web-based training tool, or displaying CCF NSW’s Summary Guide on How to Positively Engage with Aboriginal People  on your staff notice board. 

Click here to request a printable copy of the NAIDOC Poster.