Every year, NAIDOC Week provides the opportunity to honour and respect the ongoing history, culture and achievements of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As part of traffic signal upgrades in Campbelltown, NSW DM Roads partnered with MGM Building Maintenance to supply roadside barriers with a unique difference. The concrete barriers are adorned with an Indigenous design crafted by local Aboriginal artist Nikeeta Haverfield.
The founders of MGM Building Maintenance, Anthony Mundine and Gosh Daher, attended the unveiling of the new barriers in Campbelltown at the start of the month with Campbelltown Mayor George Brticevi. Mr Mundine said the production of the unique barriers had generated a lot of jobs for Indigenous people.
“But using these barriers is also a proud visual statement of support towards Indigenous business,” he said.
ITS Program Manager Raed Dabit was proud of the collaboration and opportunity to work with the local community.
“DM Roads are very proud to be collaborating with Indigenous supply chain partners through the works we deliver for Transport for NSW and other clients. We have a commitment to the communities where we operate and always look for Indigenous participation where we can,” Raed said.
DM Roads would like to recognise key contributors to the project, Jake Jones and Arthur Hibbard for organising the installation and ensuring works were Zero Harm approved and to Murat Zorluoglu for building and strengthening the ongoing relationship with the community and suppliers.