Marapikurrinya Resources Pty Ltd (MPR) is an Australian Company owned and operated in partnership by Diana Robinson-Brown and family, the Traditional Owners of the Country within the Kariyarra Native Title area of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
MPR 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. MPR provides services specific to the individual requirements of each of our clients and has proven capability in the following forms of projects:
- Construction management
- Project management
- Construction – Civil & Structural
- Fixed lump sum contracts
- Design and construction contracts
- Client representation
- Early contractor involvement
MPR’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. MPR 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)
MPR have established and implemented professional administrative techniques which is supported by our IT technical department. This provides a cost effective, well documented service in a format that is easy to understand, whilst still providing the necessary detail, data and transparency in transactions.
Origins of Kariyarra
The Native Title rights and interests of the Kariyarra people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia have been established through pending application of Determination as detailed in the following maps.
Kariyarra Country includes the Township of Port Hedland encompassing the largest Seabourne Port of its type in the world.
The country also supports several new and existing mining operations as well as a major influence of energy and infrastructure projects in Western Australia.
MPR acknowledges the traditional owners of country in the geographical regions in which they operate, 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 People and Culture
The name Marapikurrinya comes from the Kariyarra term for the Port Hedland area meaning the place of “Living Waters” where five tidal creeks meet and flow to the ocean. The name itself is derived from clan language – “Mara” meaning ‘Hand’, “Pikurri” meaning ‘To Point Straight’ and “Nya” meaning ‘Place Name Marker’
The significance of the Marapikyurrinya Resources Pty Ltd logo acknowledges this regional geographic highlight.
Diana’s father, Percy or “Yalkarangu” in their tribal language, was the recognised Traditional Owner of the Marapikurrinya area. From the time Diana was born in the Port Hedland “Locke Hospital” is has been her destiny to teach the culture and heritage of her people to a variety of individuals and Companies now operating or residing on her Traditional Family Lands.
Diana has raised four children and has three grandchildren all of whom still reside in the immediate area. These family ties have led Diana to establish MPR as a vehicle for generations of her family and aboriginal people to gain a sustainable working environment whilst promoting indigenous culture and helping to broaden the knowledge of indigenous people by creatively working together.
Our Vision and Mission
At MPR we are committed to being a leader in the arena in which we service. Providing cost-effective, turn-key solutions for our clients by creating safe working environments, combined with the best practice processes, methodology and systems to become the contractor of choice.
MPR excels in professional services to support the various industries which we service, whilst meeting the demand of its corporate clients seeking exemplary service and solutions for their needs.
MPR works with communities and local individuals directly to establish opportunities, mentoring and business support. This enables us to achieve our objective to enhance the future generation of the Kariyarra People.
Diana promotes her culture and heritage through MPR, facilitates a better working and social relationship between non-Indigenous and Indigenous people, and the acknowledgement and respect of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and the ongoing management of our natural resources.
Our engagement and operational strategy is centred on 4 key areas for our people:
- Individual and Business Training Support
- Mentoring and Guidance
- Community Initiatives
- Commercial Sustainability
We continue to develop and support community programs at MPR and have committed to ongoing outcomes they represent.
MPR continue to:
- Enhance opportunities by employment of Kariyarra people;
- Identify opportunities to enable growth and development of Kariyarra individuals and businesses;
- Provide advanced youth leadership within the Kariyarra community through skilled workplace assignment and mentoring to achieve success.
“Our number one priority is safety – Zero Harm”
MPR 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 and the development of renewable energy solutions.
“Quality is our best practice”
At MPR 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 MPR Senior Management team is comprised of:
Diana Robinson-Brown – Managing Director
Scott Dryland – General Manager
Scott Thompson – Operations Manager
Steve Marsden – Business Manager
With the experience, local knowledge and a skilled workforce to deliver all size and scale projects no matter the complexity or location, MPR has become the team to rely on for many clients. Our dedicated and experienced civil team enable us to undertake projects combing a wide range of skills with new and unique methodology and technology.
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 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 standard, whilst demonstrating in depth knowledge and experience to add value to the overall outcome.
MPR continually supports local and regional mining proponents, sub-contractors and community suppliers by providing long term contractual arrangements for the supply and operation of their earthmoving equipment and materials for use in various resource sector sites throughout the Pilbara region. This is intended to keep as much as possible, the supply of revenue to the local economy with at the same time offering competitive rates and highly respected services to the industry.
A key feature our clients have come to rely on is our wet and dry hire availability of machinery, as well as consultation from and with our engineering team.
Our current fleet includes the following:
- CAT 10N Dozer
- CAT D9T DozerCAT D8T Dozer
- CAT 140H and 140 Graders
- CAT 305CR, 315CL & 330DL Excavators
- CAT 246CAC Skid-Steer Loaders
- CAT IT28 Loader
- Liebherr AT 130t Crane
- Terrex 25t Franna Crane
- 12t Tipper Trucks
- 8t Flat Bed Trucks
- Waste Removal Trucks
- Potable & Non-Potable Water Trucks
- Front Lift Bins & Ship Bins
- Fuel Trailers (1,500L)
- Dual Cab Light Vehicles
- Trade Trailers
- Site Container
- Freight Per Trailer Ex Perth (in-gauge)
- 100 Floats
- Sami T1 Concrete Batching plant
- Isuzu 500 Concrete Agitator
Building multi-million dollar Non-Process Infrastructure (NPI) has been a key market for MPR since inception. MPR 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, MPR 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, MPR 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
MPR 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 MPR 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 company’s inception.
Through our many years of mining and construction experience, MPR 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
- Facilities Management
- Waste Management
- Refuelling Services
- Cyclone Preparation
- Genset Maintenance
- Light Vehicle Servicing
- Bore Maintenance
- Site Wide Dust Suppression
- Waste and Landfill Management
- Minor Projects (eg : Temp & Permanent Lighting, Grounds and
- General Asset Maintenance,
- Non-Slip Protective Coatings, Contract Cleaning)
- Electrical Supervisor (Appointed under MSIA Section 5.10)
Through provision of a “one-stop shop” for dewatering and pipeline projects, MPR 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.
MPR has grown constantly as a result of our focus on quality and professional workmanship, occupational health and safety and superior plant and equipment.
MPR is highly experienced in servicing mine sites throughout the Pilbara region providing turnkey installations and maintenance of dewatering projects, bore fields, settlement ponds and tails dam construction.
We have a strong reputation on providing suitably qualified and experienced labour for both technical trades and labourers, as well as corporate and specialist positions who understand each industry and region has their own specific requirements.
With a large database of both indigenous and nonindigenous candidates and our specialised Indigenous Employment program, we work to provide training and employment opportunities that assist both the Kariyarra people and the broader Pilbara indigenous community in gaining relevant skills and work experience that equip them for a lifetime of employment.
Our programs are aligned with the skills requirements of our clients and in accordance with our Nationally Accredited training, ensure that we are able to readily provide trained indigenous employees to our clients.
At MPR we are committed to providing Kariyarra people with sustainable employment opportunities. This is in support of the Commonwealth Government national priority to halve the employment gap between indigenous and non-indigenous people and recognise the importance of work for individuals and community wellbeing.
Training and Assessment
MPR 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 MPR 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, MPR is confident our personnel can provide both companies and individuals with highly professional training and assessment.
MPR 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 – Kariyarra
- Traffic Controllers
Contact MarapikurrinyaT: +61 (08) 6424 8219
A: Suite 4 / 11 Richardson Street, South Perth WA 6151
P: PO Box 2759 South Hedland WA 6722