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Case Study: Myuma-TMR Alliance

The Myuma Group is an Aboriginal-owned, not-for-profit training organisation that operates in north-west Queensland. Myuma conducts a range of business and training operations on behalf of the Indjalandji-Dhidhnu People, the Traditional Owners of the Camooweal region. These operations include civil and general construction and the provision of plant and labour hire services to the mining and construction industries. We support Myuma's prevocational training with an infrastructure works program to provide on-the-job training.

People in high vis gear with the Director-General in the middle
Director-General Neil Scales (front row, centre), with Managing Director of the Myuma Group, Colin Saltmere (front row, third from left), and the graduates of class #3029 from the Myuma Group's Dugalunji Prevocational Training and Employment Program. Photograph taken in 2015 at the Dugalunji Camp at Camooweal
The Director-General with Colin Saltmere
Director-General, Neil Scales and Colin Saltmere, Managing Director, Myuma

We have worked with the Myuma Group on many road construction projects since 2000. Over time our relationship has evolved into a successful model to advance the employability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples while improving and maintaining roads through our contracts with Myuma. 

This relationship has received national praise for its innovative approach to sustainable employment and training opportunities for Indigenous people. It has also been the focus of academic research, including a case study by Professor Paul Memmott about demand-responsive services and culturally sustainable enterprise in remote Aboriginal settings.

Colin Saltmere—Managing Director, Myuma Group

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Myuma training program

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