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Improving Indigenous participation

As an Indigenous business, we know that engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses empower our communities. It’s something we continue to strive for across our various project sites. Eddie Blanket – from Badu Island in the Torres Strait – is our site labourer on our Caboolture project – importantly ensuring the site is safe, organized and …

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Nevaeh turning dreams into reality through education

For Nevaeh – a shy young Erub and Kulkalgal girl from Weipa – making sacrifices to get a quality education will help her dreams become a reality. “I would like to study to be eligible for university to become a medical officer so I can heal people,” she says. Nevaeh attends Clayfield College, an independent boarding school located in Brisbane’s …

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Rork backs ACT Premier Rugby Competition

Rork Projects has proudly signed on as an Official Sponsor of the ACT’s Premier Rugby competition – the John I Dent Cup. It is the second consecutive year that Rork Projects has officially backed local rugby in the ACT through sponsorship of the local competition. And according to Rork Projects ACT General Manager, Scott Lamb, the partnership is about recognising …

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Revitalising Canberra’s iconic City Walk

The ACT Government has engaged Rork Projects to help put the soul back into the heart of Canberra’s City Centre. Rork Projects has been appointed as construction manager of the ACT Government’s City Walk Upgrade  – a project which will revitalise the iconic avenue making it more a more attractive, accessible, and exciting destination. The $1.6 million investment from ACT …

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BLM: Achieving real change respectfully, inclusively and confidently

Rork Projects’ John Paul Janke recently spoke with Lisa Annese, CEO of the Diversity Council of Australia, about what is needed to recognise Australia’s ongoing racial injustices and shift the dial to create a future that includes Australia’s First Nations people. John is a member of Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander External Advisory Panel. The …

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Rork Canberra announces partnership with Westpac

Rork, Canberra’s original construction and fit out company, partnered with one of Australia’s most iconic institutions to transform office operations in response to the changing landscape of global banking.  Westpac engaged Rork Projects as head contractors to deliver design and construct services for an exciting fit out of their ‘Civic Quarter’ on Northbourne Avenue in Canberra.  The nine-week project saw …

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‘Nail-biting’ win celebrates Indigenous Round

The Brisbane Bullets made it six straight wins, as their charge to the NBL Finals continues – this time beating Melbourne United 87 points to 83 The win capped off an historic night in front of a near-sellout crowd at “The Armoury” at Nissan Arena in Brisbane marking the NBL’s Indigenous Round. The NBL’s Indigenous Round not only honours the …

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Initiative launched to enact positive future change

Rork Projects proudly launched the wa initiative at a special gathering in Brisbane on Friday 31 January. Around 100 invited guests helped us celebrate the launch of our new initiative that aims to enact positive future change through the education and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Speaking at the launch, Rork Project Co Owners John Paul Janke …

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Supporting Indigenous dialogue and discussions

Rork Projects is honoured to be able to support other organisations and institutions with their key Indigenous events and activities as well as actions nominated in their Reconciliation Action Plan. Last week, our Co-Owner John Paul Janke worked with the Australian National University in Canberra on a few key events to discuss important issues Indigenous communities are facing across Australia. …

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Yarrabah visit a highlight of our 2019 National Conference

A visit to the beautiful FNQ Aboriginal community of Yarrabah was the major highlight of Rork Projects’ two-day national conference held recently in Cairns on 15-16 August. The purpose of the community visit was to assist all staff in gaining a greater understanding and awareness of Indigenous cultures, peoples and histories. For many of the Rork Projects’ 64 staff, the …