As a leading Indigenous contractor, PLWA believe local personnel are the forefront of a successful business and with the right tools, training and support will create a challenging work environment for everyone to enjoy. Our teams wealth of experience in Total Waste Management Solutions, Construction Support Services, Non-Process Buildings and Camp Installation and Civil and Earthmoving means PLWA can work closely with our clients to ensure projects are sustainable for the long term.
PLWA commenced operations in Port Hedland during the first quarter of 1998 and now has 3 core business units which consist of Total Waste Management Solutions, Construction Support Services and Training and Development divisions.
PLWA currently employs over 200 people, with 38% of employees being Indigenous. PLWA’s strategy is to provide entry level positions that attract, develop and retain people for the long term. Our vision and value of Indigenous employment and training attributes to our strong retention and percentage of Indigenous people currently employed with PLWA.
An integral part of our Indigenous recruitment and retainment strategy is the relationship formed between PLWA and the traditional owners.
PLWA forms relationships with the traditional land owners to seek their support for projects and at the same time gain invaluable knowledge from the local community and surrounding environment.
PLWA own, operate and maintain a large modern fleet of plant and equipment. The fleet is supported by our maintenance workshops located at Port Hedland and Newman.
PLWA’s new and improved Integrated Management Systems (IMS) unites all components of our business into one coherent system.
Key aspects of this system are Health, Safety, Training and Environment which has assisted us in developing a business ethos of “Safety WINS” and belief that “Zero Harm” is achievable.