Indigenous Engagement

Indigenous.jpgThrough our extensive involvement in works conducted throughout Australia, DTMT possess an awareness and understanding of the commitment required to the engagement and employment of Indigenous Australians.

DTMT as an Indigenous employer encompasses the following:

  • Respect for and consideration of the cultural, social and spiritual systems practices by Indigenous Australians
  • Provision of a supportive working environment for Indigenous Australians to contribute to and promote employment opportunities
  • Respect for and acknowledgement of DTMT committed approach to better understand the social society that exists among contemporary Indigenous Australians and how this impacts on their recruitment and career development aspirations.

Our Contributions and Achievements:

  • In 2014, DTMT was awarded the Indigenous Engagement Award by Rio Tinto's Supllier Recognition Programme
  • In both 2010 and 2012, DTMT won the Award of Recognition, acknowledging our outstanding support towards the PINGKU program. DTMT have been participating in the BHP PINGKU Indigenous Traineeship since 2008 on the RGP4, RGP5 and RGP6 projects. DTMT was first contractor to have mobilised PINGKU trainees to site and provide on-site mentors for support throughout the program
  • DTMT sponsor of the Clontarf Foundation, an academy dedicated to developing the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men
  • DTMT has an MOU with Hicks Civil and Mining (Karratha), Ochre (Perth) and Indigenous Training Australia (ITA) (Port Hedland) to assist in the employment and training of Indigenous Australians, and explore JV opportunities
  • We are working together with G. Cole Consulting, they provided Cross Cultural Awareness Training to all project based DTMT employees
  • Each year DTMT and South Fremantle Football Club (SFFC) award a scholarship to a deserving and talented Indigenous footballer from South Fremantle’s country zone to provide him the opportunity to excel in his given field and to realise his full potential as a footballer
  • DTMT is a corporate sponsor of the SFFC Indigenous Team of the Century. The Indigenous Team of the Century was created to provide recognition to Indigenous players that played for the SFFC

Hicks DTMT Joint Venture:

Hicks DTMT JV is a joint venture between Hicks Civil and Mining and DTMT. In May 2014, the JV was awarded the NPI Facilities Earthworks contract at Rio Tinto's Cape Lambert Port B (50MTPA+50MTPA) Project.

Hicks Civil and Mining is a 100% family owned Aboriginal company located in Karratha in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. It was established in 2010 by Peter Hicks and his wife Lisa. Hicks Civil and Mining is positioned as a provider of civil earthmoving and equipment hire.