The Wamarra mandate is unambiguous

We build large and small quality construction projects while strengthening Aboriginal participation and engagement within the construction industry.

We’re an Aboriginal owned and operated Victorian-based civil contractor, providing meaningful long-term economic independence and career opportunities for Aboriginal people and their communities.

Wamarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘to build’

The four half circles sitting outside the main circle represent the four Wamarra directors who look out for and care for the community.

The colours pay homage to Wamarra’s Aboriginal identity.

The circles communicate the continual dissemination of ideas and development of skills through the power of sharing enabling diverse people to come together as one Wamarra community.

Wamarra language

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.

Wamarra story

The artwork shows the relationship between Wamarra and its partners, clients and communities – creating meaningful and sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal people. The visual symbols used in the Wamarra artwork express the story of people coming together to create a community that respects and acknowledges who we are and the journey we are on. The Wamarra story gives us a deeper understanding of Aboriginal people, culture and aspirations.

About the Artist

Darren Wighton, a Wiradjuri descendant from Condobolin, is a self taught artist and cultural performer who has worked across various mediums including wood, glass, clay and steel.
However, his passion is in painting, which he uses to communicate a positive message.
Darren has previously worked in pastoral care, men’s health and community development, and currently provides Aboriginal education for a number of schools in the Albury area.

Over the next 12 months we aim to:

Provide a minimum of 55 Aboriginal people with meaningful employment

Record a staff retention rate of greater than 95%

Deliver tailored training and development programs for upskilling

Achieve a minimum of 50% Aboriginal workforce

Our values

We care
immensely for our people, family, clients, the environment and sustainability

We deliver
quality civil solutions across a range of construction projects and sectors

We dream
together as one aspiring to innovate, deliver and change lives

We respect
Aboriginal culture, the land, our heritage and community

Managing Director, Hayden Heta is a proud Aboriginal man of the Wiradjuri Nation

Hayden has an extensive amount of experience that affords him valuable insight and expertise into the barriers and achievements of Aboriginal employment and participation. This experience has fuelled his passion for exploring and realising opportunities for Aboriginal people.

With 15 years’ in the public sector, Hayden has worked and consulted widely with Victorian Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities providing both employment opportunities and economic participation.

Hayden’s career started as a Park Ranger with Parks Victoria, eventually moving into the role of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Coordinator for the Melbourne region. His subsequent roles have included:

  • Aboriginal Inclusion Coordinator, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
  • Aboriginal Community Development Broker, Aboriginal Victoria’s North and East Metro Region
  • Cultural Heritage and Stakeholder Manager, Rail Projects Victoria.

Part of Symal.

Symal values the important role Victoria’s Traditional Owners play in the future of our state and share in Wamarra’s vision and passion to create real and sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal people in the construction industry. Working with Wamarra positively raises cultural awareness, understanding and inclusion amongst Symal staff.

Aligning with Symal provides the perfect learning environment for our staff with opportunities to utilise the company’s diverse resources to deliver quality project outcomes in any construction environment.

We believe that by bringing people together we can have a greater impact on change.

Interested in building a meaningful career with Wamarra?


Expression of Interest

We’re always on the lookout for ambitious, career-minded people to join our team. Submit your details below and introduce yourself! We’ll keep you informed about any upcoming job opportunities at Wamarra.
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