This year, Bukmak Constructions have expanded their operational footprint, working outside of Arnhemland, and venturing south. Works are now complete for remediation works on NIAA GEC dwellings in over 10 remote communities, totalling over $2 million.

After hearing of works completed by Bukmak for the Minjilang GEC in 2019, Jones Lang Lasalle invited Bukmak to submit a tender response for remediation works to dwellings in Galiwinku, Ramingining and Gunbalanya. These works included replacing all internal wall and ceiling linings along with kitchen cabinetry and soft window furnishings.

Bukmak was successful in their tender for the works and were formally engaged by JLL on the 27th of January, with teams mobilising to each community at the end of February to commence. JLL (Jones Lang Lasalle) is the nominated Project Manager for Federal Government Building and Infrastructure Upgrades. Following the successful completion of the 3 sites for JLL, NIAA (National Australia Indigenous Agency) had the confidence to engage directly with Bukmak to provide a tender response for a further 11 locations across the Territory.

Bukmak was awarded 3 separate contracts by NIAA. The locations were prioritised and carried out in phases.
• Phase 1 – JLL Sites, Galiwinku, Ramingining & Gunbalanya
• Phase 2 – Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi, Peppimenarti and Palumpa.
• Phase 3 – Nauiyu, Robinson River, Ngukurr & Numbulwar
• Phase 4 – Bulla, Pirlangimpi and Yirrkala

Bukmak mobilised teams of 2 tradesmen to each location to carry out the works, in each of the communities Bukmak engaged with the local CDP provider and were able to employ up to 2 local CDP participants in each respective location to assist with the execution of the works.

9 out of the 11 locations were travelled to by road, with an approximate distance travelled more than 10,000 kilometres.
Whilst carrying out the contracted works, Bukmak were approached by NIAA to provide another tender response for the supply, delivery, and assembly of the required hard and soft furnishings for 10 communities, ranging from office furniture to couches, dining settings, towels, and linen.

Bukmak was awarded the contract in August, and commenced procurement of all the items, due to Covid -19 some delays were experienced as most of the items had to be delivered from warehouses located interstate. Once all items were received in Darwin, teams were mobilised to pick up the items for each location, travel to site and assemble furniture and have each building move in ready.

A highlight for Bukmak was being able to employ more than 15 local workers across the 11 remote communities with reports detailing the high level of engagement by everyone. We thank JLL and NIAA for the opportunity to carry out these works.