Lance Riley and Josh Winwood
ABORIGINAL workers in Bunbury are being provided new job opportunities thanks to a growing relationship between Fulton Hogan and regional traffic management company IQ Traffic.
IQ Traffic is a new Aboriginal-owned traffic management company established in March to provide career opportunities for potentially hundreds of Aboriginal people in regional Western Australia.
This week, workers from IQ Traffic joined a team from Fulton Hogan on a range of road work projects in and around Bunbury.
Lance Riley and Josh Winwood were among a team setting up roadwork signs and managing traffic flows alongside the Fulton Hogan crews.
“It was great being out in the open air, learning new skills and being part of a team,” Lance said.
IQ Traffic Managing Director Katina Law said the work with Fulton Hogan provided an important vehicle for Aboriginal employment in the regions.
“Through work such as this, we are able to offer Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people unprecedented career opportunities in the traffic management industry,” Katina said.
IQ Traffic launched in May to provide innovative, safe and tailored traffic management services to clients in the Mid West, the South West and the Goldfields.
The new traffic start-up has adopted a four pillar approach to providing opportunities through Aboriginal ownership, employment, supplier engagement and career pathways.
The company is actively engaging with State and Local Government agencies and corporate clients to unearth and drive opportunities.