Bithari is an indigenous entity owned by Banjyma Traditional Owner, Denise Smith. Bithari was formed to provide greater opportunities and development for the Banjyma people.
Bithari is a multidisciplinary construction, mining and maintenance company offering a full range of services to our clients in the construction, mining and resource sectors throughout Western Australia.
Our strategy of providing a concept to completion service has enabled us to build strong relationships with our clients whilst ensuring growth of our capabilities. Bithari provides services specific to the individual requirements of each of our clients.
Bithari has proven capability in the following forms of project delivery:
- Construction management
- Project management
- Construction only
- Fixed lump sum contracts
- Design and construction contracts
- Client representation
- Early contractor involvement
Bithari’s highly trained and experienced people combined with an abundance of industry knowledge bring state-of-the-art technology and management techniques to our clients. Bithari holds and conforms to the following regulatory licenses:
- Electrical Contracting Company
- Plumbing and Gas Fitting
- Refrigeration License
- Builders Registration WA
- Light Vehicle Mechanical Servicing
- RTO Partnership (Training and Assessing)
Bithari’s clients have come to rely on our professional administration techniques supported by our IT technical department to provide a cost effective, well-documented service in a format that is easy to understand, whilst still providing the necessary detail and data.
Bithari is the Aboriginal name of Alice “Bilari” Smith (1923-2012) used by her siblings. Alice was the youngest of five siblings and was born under the Biliari tree at Sandy Creek on Rocklea Station WA in 1923. She was raised by her Aboriginal family and, although she did not know it at the time, narrowly escaped removal to Moore River. After marriage to Bulluru Jack Smith, Alice continued to in the bush and raise a large family. She retained her language and many of her customs and lived in the Pilbara, when she relocated to Roebourne to allow her children to attend school.
Alice raised nine of her own children and after moving to Roebourne, fostered fifteen more. There she was initiated the establishment of a Homemakers Centre in Roebourne.
Origins of Bithari
The native title rights and interests of the Banjyma people were first recognised in the native title determination of March 11 2014 (WCD2014/001). Our land takes in areas near Karijini national park and extends between Newman and Tom Price. Our country includes BHP’s Pilbara iron ore operations, as well as project areas for Rio Tinto, Hancock Prospecting and Fortescue Metals Group. Banjyma country is rich in minerals and has a large number of existing and potential miners seeking to come onto country.
Bithari acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Western Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.
Our Vision and Mission
To facilitate grow and develop for the Banjyma people, whilst achieving excellence in service and client satisfaction.
At Bithari, we are committed to being a leader in the market and providing cost-effective, turn-key solutions to our clients by creating an incident free workplace, combined with the best practice processes, methods and systems to become the contractor of choice. Bithari strives to provide professional services to support the mining industry whilst meeting the demand of its corporate clients seeking a qualitative service and solution for their needs. Bithari works with both the community and Banjyma families directly to establish business opportunities, mentor and support Banjyma businesses. This will enable us to achieve our objective to enhance the future generation of the Banjyma People.
Our engagement and opportunity strategy is centred by 3 key areas:
- Our relationships
- Our work
- Our people
We have identified a number of initiatives that we will be undertaking at Bithari and have committed to reporting on our progress.
- Identify opportunities to enable the growth and development of Banjyma individuals;
- Enhance opportunities by employment of Banjyma people;
- Improve capabilities of affiliated Banjyma businesses;
- Contribute a portion of our profits to benefit the Banjyma community; and
- Provide advanced youth leadership within the Banjyma community through skilled workplace assignment and mentoring to achieve success.
“Our number one priority is safety”
Bithari is committed to continual improvement in the health and safety performance of the company. Our Senior Management team is committed to providing and maintaining, as far as is practicable, a safe and healthy work environment, conductive to high morale and productivity.
Personnel at all levels in the organisation are expected to support management efforts to jointly achieve zero harm.
“We care for the environment”
As the traditional custodians of the land upon which we work, it is our mission to reduce our environmental footprint with a vision of having a neutral impact on the environment throughout our operations. Where this is not possible we aim to minimize our impacts while contributing to lasting environmental benefits across the regions where we operate.
We are committed to the efficient use of resources, reducing and preventing pollution and developing recycling initiatives.
“Quality is the best business plan”
At Bithari we are committed to delivering quality in everything that we do. All of our policies and procedures are written to ISO 9001 certification level and support our ongoing commitment to providing value to our clients. We strive for continual improvement and our approach is endorsed and empowered by our people, which is depicted into our attitude and work ethic.
The Bithari Senior Management team is comprised of:
Scott Dryland – Project Manager
Scott Thompson – Project Manager
Denise Smith – Shareholder and Banjyma Traditional Owner
Troy Eaton – Shareholder
With the experience, local knowledge and a skilled workforce to deliver all size and scale projects no matter the complexity or location, Bithari has become the team to rely on for many clients. Our dedicated and experienced civil team enable us to undertake projects combining a wide range of skills with new and unique methods and technologies.
Understanding that the civil component of most client projects is included in the critical path and is therefore pivotal to the overall success, we ensure that all of our plant and equipment is both modern and maintained regularly. The strong reputation of our team has been built on the foundation of constantly delivering projects to the highest standards, whilst demonstrating in depth knowledge and experience to add value to the overall outcome.
Some key areas and services that Bithari provides include but are not limited to, bulk and detailed earthworks, mine site remediation, concrete works, road and bridgeworks and airstrips.
Another key feature our clients have come to rely on is our wet and dry hire availability, as well as consultation from and with our engineering team.
Our current fleet includes the following:
- CAT D9T Dozer
- CAT 140H Grader
- CAT Excavator 330DL
- CAT Excavator 315CL
- CAT Excavator 305CR
- CAT Skidsteer 246CAC
- CAT IT28 Loader
- Liebherr AT 130t Crane
- Terrex 25t Franna Crane
- 12t Tipper Truck
- 8t Flat Bed Truck
- Waste Removal Truck
- Potable Water Truck
- 15KL Water Truck
- Front Lift Bins
- Skip Bin
- Fuel Trailer (1,500L)
- Dual Cab Light Vehicle
- Site Trailer (Trade Trailer)
- Site Container
- Freight Per Trailer Ex Perth (in-gauge)
- 100t Float
- Sami T1 Concrete Batchplant
- Isuzu 500 Concrete Agitator
Building multi-million dollar Non-Process Infrastructure (NPI) has been a key market for Bithari since inception. Bithari has the proven knowledge, experience and workforce to deliver complex NPI projects of any size and complexity.
With a strong background in mining camps and mine operation centres, Bithari applies its expertise and knowledge to the design and construction of innovative solutions. Our experience in delivering design and construct NPI projects means that we have the technical knowledge and workforce capable of delivering cost-effective options to our clients.
We are experts in managing all components of NPI including structural steel, electrical and mechanical areas in addition to managing all engineering and approvals for clients, including planning and obtaining building licenses.
We provide turnkey solutions, specialising in workshops, control rooms, laboratories, administration complexes, emergency services facilities and mining camps of all sizes from fly camps to villages.
With the ability to provide both prefabricated modular and in-situ buildings, Bithari is ahead of the market with our overseas partner option being able to fabricate the modules and import into Australia whilst meeting the relevant codes and regulations and providing cost savings to our client.
A key to ensuring the smooth execution of the project is Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), which allows our team to work with our client from concept to project delivery. Through smart design we can assist in reducing the overall project cost, whilst adding value to the project.
Transport and Logistics
Bithari can provide third party logistics solutions, covering general, bulk and oversize transport with flexible options. Our mining logistics division offers the industry supply base support, including receiving of goods, storage, packing of containers, plant and equipment preservation wrapping and transport services.
Incorporating Bithari into the client logistics and supply arrangements gives piece of mind that all freight and logistics are controlled and managed by a competent and cost effective company. With over 80 years combined experience our suite of services also includes hot shots, courier services, pilot, escorting, approvals, permitting, air freight, traffic management, warehousing and onsite stores management.
Miscellaneous Mining Services
Miscellaneous Mining Services covers the provision of personnel and equipment to mine owners/ operators. The purpose of these services is to carry out operation, maintenance and construction works for infrastructure at mine sites to ensure that they operate smoothly. Personnel provided cover all the trade disciplines necessary to cover the wide range of infrastructure which support mine operation.
Specialist and general maintenance contracting has been a central service of our operations since the venture’s inception. Through our many years of mining and construction experience, Bithari has earned a reputation for delivering excellence in miscellaneous services and ensuring the highest standards are achieved. Our close relationships developed with strategic partners also provide our clients with the benefit of knowledge transfer in delivering advanced technologies.
Typical services cover the following disciplines:
- Potable Water Supply
- Waste Management
- Refuelling Services
- Cyclone Preparation
- Genset Maintenance
- Light Vehicle Servicing
- Bore Maintenance
- Site Wide Dust Suppression
- Waste and Landfill Management
- Minor Projects
- Electrical Supervisor (Appointed under MSIA Section 5.10.)
Training and Assessment
Bithari is an affiliate Registered Training Organisation (RTO) specialising in nationally recognised training for mobile plant and health and safety courses for the mining and construction industries.
With Bithari offering a wide range of training courses that ensure all participants know the correct safe operating procedures for the equipment they are being certified on. With many years combined experience in the industry, Bithari is confident our personnel can provide both companies and individuals with highly professional training and assessment.
Bithari offer a very large number of onsite courses available upon request including but not limited to:
- Backhoe (LB)
- Compactor (CS)
- Dozer (LZ)
- Excavator (LE)
- Front End Loader (LL)
- Grader (LG)
- Haul Truck (HS)
- I.T. Loader (IT/LL)
- Roller (RS)
- Scraper (SS)
- Tele-Handler (TMH)
- Water Cart (WS)
- Service Truck (ST)
- Confined Space Entry
- Working Safety at Heights
- Cultural Awareness – Banjyma
- Onsite Verification of Competency Training (VOC)
Through provision of a “one-stop shop” for dewatering and pipeline projects, Bithari is able to control and deliver all levels of project installation with our own equipment and personnel from design through to commissioning.
We strive to provide the highest quality materials and levels of service to our clients, offering not only costeffective solutions but also delivering long term operational savings. Bithari has grown constantly as a result of our focus on quality and professional workmanship, occupational health and safety and superior plant and equipment.
Bithari is highly experienced in servicing mine sites throughout the Pilbara region providing turnkey installations and maintenance of dewatering projects, bore felds, settlement ponds and tails dam construction.
Contact BithariT: +61 (08) 6424 8219
A: Suite 4 / 11 Richardson Street, South Perth WA 6151
P: PO Box 110 South Perth WA 6951