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About Us

Creating economic opportunities for Aboriginal people

Our Mission

Deliver high quality project outcomes for clients whilst creating economic opportunities and employment for Aboriginal people.

Our Strengths

A dedicated team of professionals that support the IES mission to ‘Close the Gap’ of Indigenous disadvantage by winning competitive contracts and creating Indigenous employment whilst meeting client goals and expectations. - Our enthusiastic and skilled support and field staff. - Competitive pricing in conformity with our client’s brief and budget. - Ability to perform specialised projects and complete them on schedule. - A focus on meeting compliance with commitment to quality, safety and training.

Our Story

Established in January 2010 Indigenous Economic Solutions Pty Ltd, trading as IES Enviro-Scapes, IES Cultural Heritage and IES Enviro-Clean is an Aboriginal family owned and managed company operating in a number of areas with a core focus on the Environment Management and Compliance Services, the provision of Environmentally Friendly Products and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Services with the purpose of providing employment for Noongar people. IES has developed significant capability and capacity to provide services to a wide range of clients including large national corporations such as Holcim Australia Pty Ltd, Brookfield Multiplex, MacConnell Dowell, the Golden Group, St John of God Hospitals and Georgiou. IES successfully completed the Rio Tinto Tier One procurement process in 2011 and prides itself on carrying out its projects sustainably and safely. IES provides a reliable, commercially sound business framework with managed risk. IES operates in a number of areas with a core focus on the Environment and Aboriginal Heritage. IES also provides a contract management service where specialist works are carried out by subcontractors and unincorporated partner or JV companies.

Message from the Director


Karen Jacobs

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IES was born from the discussions and numerous requests made by Aboriginal Elders, for our people to get involved and be engaged in opportunities that impact our land. As a result, IES was registered and commenced business in early 2010.  Our aim was to operate as a business hub and build relationships which would provide inroads into natural resource mining and construction.  Since then we have evolved, now achieving outcomes on contracts and the provision of specialist consultancy services in meeting the Aboriginal heritage requirements in the landscaping & environmental sectors, urban design, planning, construction and infrastructure industries.  As Whadjuk Traditional Owners (TO) we understand our ongoing role and responsibility not only as the first peoples, but also the custodians of our country.Whilst we appreciate that progress in inevitable, we see our role as maintaining the balance and imbed what is truly unique about our cultural practices, spirituality and our people into a cultural narrative that can be experienced by all and provide an ongoing cultural education. We take seriously the care, maintenance and protection of the environment in which we live and as a Whadjuk business we are commited to engaging with other traditional owners groups and communities to deliver simular outcomes on contracts that extends into their land.

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