Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Corporation (JBAC), Nirrumbuk Aboriginal corporation (NAC) and The Victorian Branch of the Plumbers Union have established a working partnership since 2004.
Throughout this period, the partnership has evolved to encompass a number of initiatives that have produced real and effective benefits to Indigenous Communities.
The Plumbing Union established an Indigenous Apprenticeship Program in 2004 that involves the sponsoring of indigenous youth to learn and gain qualifications in the Plumbing Trades. Since this time, there has been upward of 20 young Indigenous men and women who have studied and worked for their apprenticeship. In 2013, the first group graduated as fully qualified Plumbers.
In addition, and with very limited funding, the Union has embarked on a project to upgrade, maintain and repair community infrastructure with the support of JBAC and NAC. All parties have had positive experiences and are looking forward to further strengthening this relationship.
In 2008 three bodies came together once again and decided to establish a Plumbing Company to service remote Aboriginal communities in the Broome and wider Kimberley region, Queensland and now Darwin NT
This partnership has since been further strengthen by incorporating one Victoria’s leading plumbing contractors Cooke & Dowsett Pty Ltd. Chadd Cooke and Scott Dowsett have collectively over 30 years of experience and currently employ in excess of 150 full time employees nationally.
Cooke & Dowsett Pty Ltd have the capacity for all plumbing requirements, including Design & Construct, Project Management, Budget Quotations & hard tender estimates and have full time design & QA managers.
All parties are committed to the plumbing company and have now commenced trading as NUDJ Plumbing Services Pty Ltd.
Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation
Victorian Plumbers Union
Cooke & Dowsett Pty Ltd
Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Corporation
“We have had the pleasure of working with NUDJ Plumbing on numerous Indigenous Housing Projects throughout the Kimberly Region over the past couple of years. NUDJ have been nothing but professional, friendly and cooperative throughout the build process. The quality of workmanship showed on these projects was impeccable and all challenges accepted working remotely.”