Major infrastructure project exceeds Aboriginal employment target

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The $985 million Northern Connector has achieved a significant milestone in boosting Aboriginal economic participation in the delivery of the project.

Minister Maher has announced during NAIDOC Week that more than 70 Aboriginal employees have been inducted by the head contractor, Leadlease, and represent 11 per cent of all onsite hours, significantly exceeding the two per cent target.

The project has also directly engaged several local Aboriginal-owned businesses within the supply chain.

Key achievements include: