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.

Kuuwa Becomes Supply Nation Registered

Kuuwa Rentals becomes Supply Nation’s newest member. Kuuwa Rentals launched on March 28, 2019 and received confirmation of Supply Nation registration on March 29, 2019.

The Supply Nation register is the largest register for indigenous businesses and corporations in Australia.

Kuuwa Rentals is a proudly indigenous business that returns profits into research, programs and projects that benefit indigenous people and their communities through charities and foundations that align with Kuuwa Rentals values.

Kuuwa intents to play a crucial part in mining business’s Reconciliation Action Plans to ensure they achieve their framework targets through Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and finally to the Elevate stage. Being a Supply Nation Member gives Kuuwa the credibility and network to successfully achieve that.

This is the first step for Kuuwa becoming more involved in Supply Nation activities.

Quotes attributed to Wes Chapman, Kuuwa General Manager

“It was really important to us to become Supply Nation certified as soon as we could, we are extremely proud of our indigenous connection and what we can deliver back to the community.”

 “Being part of the Supply Nation network gives our clients confidence that they are working with indigenous businesses.”

Safety is extremely important to us here at Kuuwa Rentals. We recognise our moral and legal responsibility to ensure that employees, contractors and visitors have a safe and healthy environment to work in.All light vehicles are fitted with mine site safe reequipments and meet mine site ANCAP 5 safety rating.

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    3 Point Access

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    ABS Brakes

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    Airbags

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    Battery Isolator

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    Bull bar (ANCAP rated)

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    External ROPS (steel tray headboard)

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    Fire extinguisher

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    First Aid Kit

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    ID Decals

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    Reflective Tape

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    Reverse Alarm

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    Safety Triangles

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    Spare tyres

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    Tow Bar

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    UHF Radio

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    Wheel chock

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    Wheel nut indicators

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    White Colour

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    Headlights ON feature

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    Whip aerial Flag

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    High rise indicators / mine lights

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    Flashing beacon

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    Hand brake alarm

At Kuuwa Rentals we continuously updating and maintaining our safety systems and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant sections of the Occupational Safety and Health Act WA 1984