Construction fitout and refurbishment

Indigenous Business Australia

Financial Services

Forging a strong partnership between DLG SHAPE and Indigenous Business Australia

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) needed to fit out three offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Through researching construction companies on Supply Nation’s database of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses – Indigenous Business Direct, IBA found DLG SHAPE.

DLG SHAPE is a Certified Indigenous business that provides construction, fit outs and refurbishment services across Australia, for both government and private sector clients. Their focus is delivering high quality projects with the highest possible Indigenous involvement.

IBA serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their future. They are deeply invested in the financial success and economic independence of Indigenous Australians.

DLG SHAPE successfully delivered three office fit out projects in line with the scope for budget and timeline.

Michael Rose, from IBA explained, “All three projects were faced with very tight timeframes for project completion and DLG SHAPE’s professionalism ensured these deadlines were met without having to compromise on the high quality of the fit out.”

The outcomes

As a start-up joint venture business, the support that IBA showed DLG SHAPE has been instrumental in helping DLG SHAPE grow as a business.

Peter Lutomski, from DLG SHAPE, said, “The entire team at IBA have been a pleasure to deal with. The collaborative approach to delivering these projects with their construction partner, has ensured a smooth journey for both DLG SHAPE and IBA.”

For the IBA projects, DLG SHAPE focused on creating positive flow-on effects by also subcontracting 15% of the contract value to other Indigenous owned businesses.

For DLG SHAPE, the partnership built through delivering projects for IBA, has led to further work for related entities like the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation.

Peter concluded, “We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with IBA into the future.”

This project demonstrates the importance of a strong partnership and positive outcomes – both imperative for a successful business.

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