North West updates

News from the North West.

Broome water tank transformed

August 2019

Broome North Primary School students and their families painting a mural80 Broome North Primary students and their families have transformed a Shire water tank into a stunning mural.

Located on Cable Beach esplanade, the mural reflects the importance of water to local wildlife.

The project was funded by our Kimberley Community Grants Scheme and features 7 different types of local birds including the Black-tailed Godwit, White-bellied Sea-eagle and Black-necked Stork.

Broome water tank mural

Perth-based artist Mel Mcvee created the designs for the mural and worked with the students and their families to take it from concept to reality. The painting became a community event.

Water Corporation North West Regional Manager Rino Trolio said the project helped create greater community awareness about the importance of water to local wildlife. 

“Students learned about how Water Corporation helps support Broome’s incredibly diverse wildlife by providing a bird-friendly water habitat at its two wastewater treatment facilities.”

Round 5 of the Kimberley Community Grants Scheme will open in mid-2020.

Trade fair opens doors

July 2019

Regional Indigenious Business Trade Fair 2019Aboriginal owned and operated businesses in the North-West recently received a boost with the launch of the first Aboriginal business trade fair in Karratha.

The Regional Indigenous Business Trade Fair – North West, was opened by Water Minister Dave Kelly and CEO Pat Donovan. It’s a key component in our Reconciliation Action Plan and part of a wider State Government project to support WA jobs.

The trade fair gave 25 local businesses the opportunity to showcase their skills and services, as well as network with corporate and government organisations.

A number of different industries were represented, including building and construction, catering, cleaning, education and training, landscaping, facilities management, and travel and tourism.

The Regional Indigenous Business Trade Fair – North West was the result of our partnership with Supply Nation and the National Indigenous Aboriginal Australian’s Agency (NIAA).

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Media release: Trade fair opens doors for Aboriginal businesses in the North-West

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