July 29, 2020
Earlier this month the Wamarra team participated in a welcome to country and smoking ceremony performed at Werribee Street Level Crossing Removal Project.
The Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony was conducted by Wadawurrung Traditional Owner Corrina Eccles to acknowledge the commencement of the project and to encourage people to extend care and respect for country they’re working on.
Wamarra Managing Director Hayden Heta said, “Participating in a welcome to country ceremony is significant in all environments, but especially today as the event holds an extra special place as we’ve had many of our Aboriginal employees working on this site. As an Aboriginal business it’s our responsibility to acknowledge and pay respect to our traditional owners and we are very humbled to be welcomed by Wadawurrung.”
Wamarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘to build’ and we use Wamarra respectfully as it succinctly expresses our vision for both the growth and development of Aboriginal people while contributing to building Victoria’s infrastructure projects.
L-R: Wamarra employees Minya Reid, Allan Norris, Jayden Lovett, Ian Szkirka, Wadawurrung Traditional Owner Corrina Eccles, Alex Williamson, Hayden Heta, Jarrod Hudson.