Indigenous outcomes for the North

Indigenous positive outcomes are being delivered by NAIF proponents in many different ways through their Indigenous Engagement Strategies (IES). From supporting partnerships to build Indigenous contracting capability through joint ventures through to investment in training facilities to develop a specialist Indigenous workforce in the renewable energy sector.

Indigenous positive outcomes are being delivered by NAIF proponents in many different ways through their Indigenous Engagement Strategies (IES). From supporting partnerships to build Indigenous contracting capability through joint ventures through to investment in training facilities to develop a specialist Indigenous workforce in the renewable energy sector.

All proponents applying for NAIF financing are required to provide an Indigenous Engagement Strategy (IES) which set out objectives for participation, procurement and employment which reflect the regional Indigenous community. A satisfactory IES is one that provides appropriate opportunities for participation, procurement and employment which reflect the regional Indigenous community commensurate with the nature, scope and location of the project and the capacity and any existing operations of the proponent.

Our team works with project proponents to ensure each Indigenous Engagement Strategy is deliverable, realistic, measurable and reflective of the project. We continue to work with proponents following loan approval to track and support delivery of the proponent’s strategy through our reporting process.

In addition to outcomes being achieved through proponent IESs, NAIF facilitates key relationships, driving connections across agencies and organisations to increase opportunities for greater Indigenous economic development outcomes across the North. An example of this was a joint Memorandum of Understanding signed between NAIF, Indigenous Business Australia and the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, to use as a platform to share potential collaborating opportunities and build partnerships.

Short summaries of proponent’s strategy’s and reported progress are below and also available here.

IES public summaries

Communications on IES outcomes are available here:

Indigenous Engagement Strategy public summaries provide a short version of the IES:

Further information on NAIF projects are available at Case Studies