Barpa Opens a New Office In Canberra


Graham Atkinson – Barpa Chairman (L), Richard Eccles – Deputy Secretary of Indigenous Affairs (C) and Director and General Manager Jeremy Clark (R).


Last month marked another significant milestone for Barpa Construction Services with the opening of a new office in Canberra.


Barpa was fortunate enough to have guest speaker Richard Eccles, Deputy Secretary, Indigenous Affairs from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, speak at the official launch.


“Barpa’s success provides an example of government and businesses working in tandem in an effort to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage,” Richard said.


“Through the policy, the Commonwealth Government is leveraging its purchasing power to boost the Indigenous business sector.


“Like Barpa, there are Indigenous businesses across the nation that are benefiting from Commonwealth procurement. By 2020, the Government has committed to award three percent of Australian government contracts to Indigenous businesses.


“Barpa makes a contribution to creating wealth and jobs, and plays a vital role in the effort to support Indigenous economic independence.”


With the Indigenous Procurement Policy only being launched less than a year ago, it’s positive to see the progress on the total number of contracts being awarded to indigenous owned businesses, and increased employment opportxunities for indigenous people.


For more information, please refer to the official press release.