FENCEWRIGHT PURCHASED BY LEADING INDIGENOUS-OWNED ORGANISATION
After seven years of impressive growth, FenceWright has been purchased by the commercial arm of the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation, Karlka Developments. FenceWright Managing Director Matthew Sivewright sees the acquisition by Karlka Developments as a perfect fit for both organisations.
“With a significant portion of FenceWright’s business taking place in the Pilbara, as well as other key regional areas, it made sense to engage with a leading indigenous commercial enterprise. The new company structure also provides many opportunities for both skilled and unskilled employment for the Nyiyaparli people, and just as importantly, it allows them to move closer to economic self-determination”
The purchase will significantly grow the existing business of Karlka Developments and provides a variety of benefits to the Nyiyaparli people, specifically in the areas of employment and training. With over 230 members that assist in the development of the Nyiyaparli people across 36,684 square kilometers of the Pilbara, Karlka Developments is focused on identifying organisations that can facilitate sustainable business prospects for their community. Another key objective of the organization is the identification of skill gaps in the community and the provision of training opportunities to fill those gaps. The organization also seeks to nurture indigenous businesses as they mature through their growth cycles. Karlka Development also works closely with a variety of mining companies with a view to enhancing the social cohesiveness for those companies employing indigenous team members. Previously the COO of NANA Australia, an Alaskan Native Corporation 100% owned by the indigenous Inupiaq people of northwest Alaska, Karlka Developments CEO John Valuri has a proven background in the creation of commercial opportunities for indigenous populations. Mr Valuri’s thoughts mirrored that of Mr Sivewright,
“We want our entire community to take advantage of the opportunities FenceWright will deliver to the Nyiyaparli people. These acquisitions allow our community to gain on-the-job experience in a range of skilled and unskilled roles. This about actively creating the future we want. To be independent and creating our own employment opportunities”
The deal also provides FenceWright with the additional capital required to reach its goal of becoming Australia’s leading national security fencing contractor, something that has driven Mr Sivewright from the start.
“I’ve never had any qualms about saying we want to be number one. We’ve come a long way since 2010, and I wanted to make sure that when the business was sold, that it would stay on a similar or even sharper trajectory”.
Although the acquisition has been completed, it’s business as usual for the company with no planned changes to the employees or management, as well as subcontractors and suppliers.
Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Airport, Water and Waste Committee, Councillor Neil Fisher said the measures put in place at these three sites will reduce maintenance costs in the long term and help to safeguard these important assets. “Ensuring the efficient and reliable operation of our water and sewerage assets through the FRW network is of paramount importance to our Region,” Cr Fisher said. Each of the three sites recently had new palisade style security fencing installed as a measure to reduce instances of unauthorised entry and graffiti at the sites. “This is part of FRW’s commitment to ensuring efficient and reliable operation of our water and sewerage assets for current residents and future generations,” Cr Fisher said.
The total value for completing this work was approximately $380,000, with the contractor FenceWright Pty Ltd spending $95,000 locally on the accommodation and hire of equipment and services required to complete the project. FenceWright Managing Director Matthew Sivewright said it was a pleasure dealing with the team at Fitzroy River Water in particular their proactive and innovative approach to project management and safety. “The quality of the finished fencing is a testament to the strong team approach that FRW and FenceWright adopted on this project from planning right through to completion,” Mr Sivewright said.
August 2015 – February 2016 – Roy Hill project. FenceWright has successfully completed over 25,000 lineal metres of Chainmesh security fencing and 60,000 lineal metres of cattle fencing on the Roy Hill project. The fencing works involved the procurement, fabrication, supply and installation of various types of chainmesh security fencing on the Roy Hill project. Working closely with Samsung, the works were completed safely, on budget and on schedule.
Samsung Manager Mr Yoon Ho Kim said that, “the team at FenceWright, led by Michael Davies, Caleb Pullella and Matthew Sivewright were extremely professional from the start of the project right through until the end. They assisted Samsung and Roy Hill with design, budgetary costings and cost savings proposals. Their fencers on site were also very skilled and competent at their jobs, reflecting very well on FenceWright as a very professional and expert security fencing contractor.”
FenceWright QLD are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a 5 year contract by the Brisbane City Council for the provision of fencing services.
The contract award is testament to FenceWright QLD’s growing presence throughout Queensland and builds on several recent contract awards.
FenceWright have been proud partners of Harvey’s Cureageous Pride in their Walk for a Cure from Augusta to Perth.
Cassie and Gabriel Lovering started this charity last year in honour of their son Harvey who passed away from brain cancer, and to raise funds for childhood cancer research.
On the 3rd of October, their everyday hero fundraising page reached it’s goal of $100,000.
The weekend before this, Cassie, Gabriel and their team conquered 360 kilometers by foot in their fundraising event Walk for a Cure. Their first two days of walking were in near 30 degree heat, followed by a day of hail and wading through knee high water. When speaking about the enormous feat they faced, Gabriel said “as hard as it was, it was nothing compared to what the kids go through, and it was that thought that kept us going.”
“As we walked down South St we saw all of the FenceWright signs on the side of the road. We really appreciate FenceWright coming on board this year as our very first official sponsor,” said Gabriel.
FenceWright donated a total of $5000 to Harvey’s Cureageous Pride, which funded parts of the walk, and allowed others to join legs of the walk without having to pay any fees. A total of 50 people joined in the last leg of the walk from Fremantle to Subiaco, a total of 18km.The Walk for a Cure was completed successfully for the second year running, and Cassie and Gabriel will have a few months off before sitting down to organise the next one.
“We need to keep raising awareness, too many children are diagnosed with cancer, it’s around 600 each year,” Gabriel explained.
FenceWright look forward to working with Cassie and Gabriel in the future as they continue their hard work in fundraising for this fantastic cause.
Anyone that would like to donate can head to www.brightblue.org.au and find the Harvey’s Cureageous Pride page.
FenceWright has successfully completed the fabrication and installation of Palisade Fencing and Gates to new Oxygenation Plants on the Canning River in Perth.
The fencing works involved the procurement, fabrication, supply and installation of 2400mm High Palisade Security Fencing and Gates to provide the high level of security required to protect the plants from possible vandalism.
Project Manager Georgina Evans said that “FenceWright delivered a high quality fencing product in the required timeframe and gave responsive customer service”. The Oxygenation plants work by piping highly oxygenated water into the bottom of the river, improving the health of the river and reducing the impact of algal blooms.
FenceWright is pleased to announce that it has relocated from Malaga to new premises at 127 Broadway, Bassendean.
The new premises are significantly larger than the Malaga facility and will support FenceWright as it continues to expand its operations.
June 2013 – Main Roads WA – Kwinana Freeway project – FenceWright recently assisted Chris Cheng and the team at Highways Construction in raising the incredible amount of $37,611.70 for Breast Cancer Care WA as part of the Purple Bra Day initiative.
As part of the project to widen 4km’s of the Kwinana Freeway between Leach and Roe highways, FenceWright supplied and installed almost 4000 lineal metres of powdercoated black PVC coated chainmesh security fencing. Chris Cheng,site Project Engineer, said that ‘FenceWright were professional to deal with and worked closely with the Highway Construction team to ensure that the project was completed safely, on time and on budget’.
FenceWright recently sponsored Jacky Coglan’s participation in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefitting the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).
It was a 2 day riding event over 200km, starting in Perth inland to Pinjarra and the overnight stop and back along the coast.
1,219 Riders departed on 20th October 2012 and raised $4.6 million for the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research funding the ground-breaking cancer research.
FenceWright encourage you to support this very worthy cause in 2013 by participating or donating at www.conquercancer.org.au
FenceWright has successfully completed one of WA’s largest security fencing projects, over 10 kilometres of chainmesh security fencing at the RAAF base in Pearce, WA.
The fencing works involved the procurement, fabrication, supply and installation of over 10,000 lineal metres of 2400mm high heavy duty chainmesh security fencing topped with 3 rows of barbed wire. The fencing also had a chainmesh ‘skirt’ trenched into the ground at the bottom of the fencing to prevent fauna intrusion. Despite challenging weather conditions, the project was completed to budget and ahead of schedule.
Site Manager Nathan Tucker said that ‘Despite the challenges of a tight installation schedule and inclement weather, FenceWright delivered the fencing works to a high standard ahead of schedule and to budget. The FenceWright team were professional and a pleasure to work with. I would be glad to work with them again’.
FenceWright has successfully completed over 8.5 kilometres of stock control fencing to Rio Tinto’s Rosella/Bellbird rail project.
The fencing works involved the procurement, fabrication, supply and installation of over 8,500 lineal metres of stock fencing, installation of signage and minor civil works.
Project Manager Martin McGinley said that ‘FenceWright were a pleasure to work with on this project. The fencing work was completed to a very high standard, with FenceWright operators taking pride in their work. The fencing scope was completed within the time and working constraints that come with working on a North-West Mining Project and their work was highly regarded from the clients perspective.
FenceWright’s performance in the most important aspect of the work, with regard to Health and Safety compliance, was outstanding.
FenceWright takes delivery of new CAT equipment. FenceWright continued building its rapidly expanding fleet of specialised fencing equipment today with the delivery of a new 259C CAT Skidsteer and a 304D 4T excavator.
The new equipment adds to FenceWright’s existing fleet of CAT equipment, Westrac sales manager Ken Russell said “The remarkable professionalism of Matt Sivewright and his team at FenceWright highlights a company with a very bright future indeed.
FenceWright successfully completed another project today at the AIC College in Kewdale.
The fencing works involved the procurement, fabrication, supply and installation of over 300 lineal metres of Green powder coated heavy duty tubular Garrison security fencing and gates..
The project was awarded to FenceWright after FenceWright had successfully completed similar works at the AIC Thornlie College. Project Manager Abdul Mousli said that “Working with FenceWright on a range of projects has provided me with confidence not only in their workmanship, but I am also able to lean on FenceWright for technical advice on all facets of fencing and design solutions.
The FenceWright team have been a pleasure to work with and their ongoing customer service is leaps and bounds above the rest”.