GAM:

GAM is a wholly aboriginal owned registered building company set up in 2003 initially to service the maintenance needs of local aboriginal housing in Carnarvon while providing much needed aboriginal employment and training opportunities to the remote local community. It has grown into a successful commercial business employing 20 or more local aboriginal workers, serving the Gascoyne region and tenders for all manner of maintenance and construction work in the Gascoyne region.

Its primary focus is on Building repairs and maintenance, Bulding construction but has an accounting and administrative arm that not only servs the Companies own payroll and books but manages the affairs and books of several other Aboriginal enterprises and corporations. For example it is paid to manage Mungullah Aboriginal Corporation accounts and financial affairs. This makes GAM a successful well rounded diverse business leveraging all aspects of a commercial business for the betterment of local aboriginal people. That largely frees up the Mungullah Aboriginal leaders and elders to focus more on leadership, social and welfare outcomes while having a stable business base.

GAM has worked on housing refurbishments throughout Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction, Done the much needed police station complex and Justice department upgrades, removed asbestos hazards from the community and many other projects. It is presently doing the Mungullah oval upgrade.

 

In 2008 it passed $2m in revenue. In 2009 it passed $3m so its a great local enterprise owned by aboriginal people serving the broader community and focused on employment and training.

Every building trade is performed either in house or sub contracted and working closely with Apprenticeship board of WA, WATAFE , Gascoyne Development Corporation and others trains and employs local aboriginal people in much needed skills and employment.