Downer is proudly partnering with leading Indigenous business Bama Services to deliver major infrastructure on the Peninsula Development Road (PDR) in Cape York.
Downer has been proud to partner with this multi award-winning Indigenous business on a range of initiatives since 2014. In 2020, we solidified this partnership by forming the Bama Downer Joint Venture.
The partnership has already delivered more than $20 million worth of major road and associated civil infrastructure on the Peninsula Developmental Road in Cape York, Far North Queensland. The Downer-Bama partnership is improving the accessibility, safety and reliability of transport infrastructure for the local communities of Cape York, which positively contributes toward local Indigenous employment, training and economic development outcomes.
But the partnership goes beyond that. It is also about Downer developing the skills, capabilities and experience of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, leading to a greater sense of empowerment and broader employment and training opportunities. Downer’s support of Bama Services has been instrumental in Bama achieving a Department of Transport & Main Roads R2:B2 rating. Bama is the only wholly Indigenous-owned business to hold this prequalification level.
The partnership with Downer has also supported Bama to attain an ISO-accredited Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Management System, as well as a Federal Safety Commission certification.