Kuuwa, your trusted Indigenous partner.

Trusted Indigenous Partner

Choosing businesses to work with is hard.

That guy your family friend met at lawn bowls, you know the one he thinks is a top bloke and has a business that is a bit like yours. Good enough reason to give him a go? Probably not but you wouldn’t be the first person to be fouled by the ‘family friend’.

So what makes Kuuwa Rentals worth giving a fair go?

Firstly, who are we?

Kuuwa Rentals specialises in mine spec light, heavy and specialised vehicles for all environments including mining, civil, construction and resource projects.  We source high quality vehicles from our partners to guarantee they perform for our clients.

We know that your business is as important to you as our business is to us, so we carefully select who we work with. Our suppliers are all respected dealers and manufacturers with successful histories working in Australia.  

But lots of companies do that so what is different about Kuuwa?

Bespoke.

Each project is unique and has diverse specific requirements, so each vehicle must be designed to your specifications. We don’t pull vehicles from our yard, you tell us what you want and we source and design the exact machine you are chasing.

We put together a Light Vehicle comparison chart to help you get the correct vehicle for the job.

Proudly Indigenous.

Kuuwa Rentals is Indigenous owned. We are proud of our Western Australian roots so we called our rental company, Kuuwa, which is the indigenous word for West.

If your business does not already have a structured approach to advance reconciliation, Kuuwa can be part of  that process. We work closely with our partners so they can implement a framework towards a structured approach through the four stages of their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).  

Being part of Supply Nation has allowed us to identify other genuine Indigenous businesses to partner with as well as allowing Kuuwa to be identified as a trusted Indigenous business too.

Reinvesting in Communities.

We are passionate about Indigenous communities and giving back in a way that will develop them and help them prosper.

One of our passion projects this year has been the Onslow School Breakfast Club. Kids flock to the Keeping Place every morning before school and are given breakfast and a packed lunch to ensure they are well fuelled for a full day at school. Since the inception of the program the local school has seen an increase in attendance.

Small steps but we are focused on encouraging young indigenous kids to take advantage of the opportunities available to them.

We are focused on bridging the gap between the mining sector and indigenous communities. If we sound like the kind of business you want to do business with, then we would love to hear from you.

Contact us.

Karratha, ‘Good Country’

Karratha mining town

Where do you land if you travel 1,500 km north of Perth? In ‘Good Country’ which you might know better as Karratha.

You can see why it gained the Aboriginal name for ‘Good Country’ with its all year-round sunshine, being surrounded by iconic natural attractions, the largest shopping centre in the Pilbara on its door step and let us not forget about the abundance of natural resources.

The town was originally created to service and accommodate the workers of Hamersley Iron, Robe River Associates, the Dampier Salt Company and the North West Shelf Gas and Petroleum project so it is no wonder that the town of an estimates population of 18,000 is still heavily contributing to the mining workforce of local projects. It is in their blood.

Let’s look at what is happening in Karratha now.

Talk about diverse. Karratha has gold, urea fertilizer, sea salt, oil & gas, methanol and good old iron ore. No wonder Karratha is considered the Powerhouse of the Pilbara.

As well as current projects there is a projected $65 billion worth of new projects on the cards over the next five years. Projects include three big iron ore projects by Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and BHP as well as Woodside’s Scarborough and Browse developments.

With all this new development coupled with existing projects, Karratha looks set to head into another construction boom. There’s a new hanger going in to Karratha Airport to service offshore islands like Varanus Island gas processing facility and new policies have been set by the city council to encourage permanent residents over FIFO.

Lancorp already has blocks ready to go in Madigan and Mulataga and upgrades to health, leisure and education facilities as well as new transport and service infrastructure are already in the pipeline.  

Lancorp has said that there will be sites zoned ‘City Centre’ in the heart of the Karratha CBD available towards the end of 2019 and there is opportunity to develop and operate a 4-star hotel in the city’s main street within The Quarter. And to top it off, just 4km from the CBD is the proposed development of Tambrey Shopping Precinct.      

Is Karratha heading into another construction boom, or has it has already started? With 836 jobs listed on Seek.com as of July 2019 for the area of Karratha, 455 alone are for the mining and resource sector it would appear something is bubbling. 

So other than the odd tropical cyclones, Karratha looks like a good place to be.

If you are heading to Karratha for a trip and want to learn more about the local culture, join traditional custodians on a 1.5 hour rock art and cultural experience in the Murrunjuga National Park. Only 30 minutes from the town centre.

NAIDOC WEEK 2019

NAIDOC 2019

NAIDOC Week is coming up very soon and it is a very special week for Kuuwa, and we wanted to share with you why it is so important to us.

What is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week is celebrated annually on the first full week of July across Australia. It’s a week when Australia celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities and recognises the valuable contributions that Indigenous people make to our country.

It is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the first Australians with the wider community. Indigenous and non-indigenous people come together at events all around the country where those interested can learn more about Indigenous culture.

History of NAIDOC

NAIDOC stands for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’, adapted from NADOC in 1991 to include Torres Strait Islanders. The committee was formed in Sydney on Australia Day, 1938, when a group of approximately 100 Aboriginal people gathered for the first Day of Mourning, as a protest against the treatment of their people. Today, NAIDOC is a celebration of history and has since been extended from one day to a week.

2019 NAIDOC Week Theme

VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.

2019 is the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages and with that in mind this year’s NAIDOC theme focuses on the Indigenous voice of this country which is over 65,000 years old.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want their voice to be heard as it should be. First Nations were once excluded from Constitutional debates when they were first enforced in the 1800s.

How can you celebrate NAIDOC Week?

This part is easy! There are NAIDOC celebrations happening all around the country from the 7th to 14th July. Head to the NAIDOC Week website for a full list of events.  There are 55 listed in Western Australia alone so there is bound to be one near you.