About Trading Tracks

Trading Tracks is a national initiative aiming to help build strong, sustainable Indigenous businesses participating in major industries across Australia.

It is driven by a partnership between the Local Buying Foundation and BHP, and delivered by an appointed local service provider in each state. Following a stringent tendering process, Indigenous Management Group (IMG) have been appointed as the WA service provider and will work closely with Traditional Owner businesses to help them become contract ready and connect them with opportunities provided directly by BHP.

The WA program is the second to be run, following a successful campaign in Queensland and a South Australian program launching soon. In October 2023, the first WA regional Trading Tracks office was established in Port Hedland at the South Hedland Hub, with a second office to be established in Newman.

Who is the program for?

Eligibility

The program is open to all Pilbara local Indigenous businesses and Traditional Owners from the Pilbara, and caters to businesses at all stages of operation including:

Stage Description
Idea Not registered, developing the business model
Setup ABN registered or hobby business, generating inconsistent sales and revenue
Trading Steady operating, generating consistent income
Growth Expanding into new products, markets, or locations
Maturity Refining aspects of the business to optimise performance
Exit Succession planning

What does the program provide?

Empowering Indigenous Businesses

Our program is designed to provide comprehensive business support services that are specifically tailored to the needs of Traditional Owners and Indigenous entrepreneurs. Through a range of initiatives, including workshops, mentoring programs, networking events, and the provision of vital business support services, we equip Indigenous businesses with the knowledge, skills, and structures needed to connect with significant contract opportunities provided by BHP in the Pilbara.

Indigenous Management Group has been engaged as the service provider for Trading Tracks in WA. They are committed to fostering a supportive environment that promotes the growth and sustainability of Indigenous entrepreneurship; respectfully working with Traditional Owners and providing a client-centered approach that will produce real outcomes for businesses and the community.

A program for positive change

WA Trading Tracks serves as a catalyst for positive change, empowering Indigenous businesses to build a prosperous future for themselves, their communities, and the broader region. By providing access to valuable resources, knowledge, and opportunities, we aim to create a vibrant and thriving Indigenous business ecosystem that contributes to the social and economic development of Western Australia.

Who is delivering the program?

Engaging Knowledgeable Service Providers

Trading Tracks engages service providers around the country who possess deep knowledge and understanding of Indigenous businesses. This ensures that our programs are tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Following an extensive tendering process, Indigenous Management Group (IMG) were appointed as the service provider for Western Australia.

Learn more about Indigenous Management Group services via their website.