Marra Worra Worra has 12% interest in the Leedal Unit Trust, which owns the Fitzroy River Lodge, The Fitzroy Crossing Inn, the local IGA, a caravan park and other property holdings.
Leedal Pty Ltd is one of Western Australia’s leading Indigenous-owned organisations and plays an important role in the economic development of Fitzroy Crossing.
There are six beneficiaries of The Fitzroy Crossing Trust of which Leedal Pty Ltd is the trustee. The beneficiaries are Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation, Junjuwa Community Incorporated, Kurnangki Aboriginal Corporation, Bayulu Community Incorporated, Kadjina Community Incorprated and Yiyili Community Indigenous Corporation.
Today, The Trust operates successful tourist businesses in Fitzroy Crossing including the Fitzroy River Lodge and the Kimberley’s most historic pub, the Crossing Inn. These are operated responsibly and under strict alcohol restrictions.
Leedal also owns and operates key town facilities such as the local Tarunda IGA, Licenced Post Office and Tarunda Caravan Park.
For many years MWW has been in a 50/50 joint venture relationship with GJ Johnson Pty Ltd operating Kimberley Regional Service Providers Pty Ltd (“KRSP”).
A core activity of KRSP is to service community power stations, water supplies and wastewater processing plants also Municipal services such as rubbish bin collection and community maintenance.
Administrative support is provided through a Broome office as well as a Head Office located in Perth. Additionally, KRSP have premises in Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek that provide service coverage throughout the Kimberley.
NACP Projects is a joint venture between National Aboriginal Construction Partners, which is made up of indigenous entities Marra Worra Worra and NPC National and privately owned construction company BADGE. Formed to support and develop indigenous communities through sustainable construction National Aboriginal Construction Partners Projects (NACP Projects) has already been engaged to build a range of new facilities for the Department of Defence.
BADGE Managing Director Jim Whiting said NACP Projects was a prime example of how companies and agencies can work collaboratively with the indigenous community to build better lives and set new standards within industry.
“We are looking to deliver sustainable building projects across industry sectors while helping to upskill, develop and provide opportunity to the local indigenous workforce across Australia by offering scholarships, traineeships and apprenticeships. We see this as laying an important foundation for indigenous youth to build a career path and a better future in the construction industry.”