Launched: IA Indigenous Making Strides in the Australian Property Sector
Building relationships, creating jobs and driving innovation with Indigenous communities around Australia.
IA Indigenous is a newly formed design service provider and a facilitator of fit-out and construction services led by an Indigenous management group. The entity was formed through a joint venture between leading design consultancy IA Group (IA Design) and BY Group, to stimulate Indigenous economic development and grow the Indigenous business sector within the Australian property industry.
Led by a proud Wiradjuri Bundjalung woman, Lisa Mundine, and Jaitmathung/Bundjalung man and Aboriginal leader, Victor Morgan, IA Indigenous gives Indigenous businesses and suppliers the opportunity to engage in essential commercial design and construction work, in line with the demands of the mandatory Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP).
“Our key priorities are focused on empowering Indigenous communities and engaging Indigenous businesses in the full scope of our projects. We are engaging Indigenous suppliers into the supply chain to ensure an end-to-end approach with every project.”
– Lisa Mundine, IA Indigenous General Manager
The team bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience in the design and fitouts, as well as an engrained connection to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through their employees. Dedicated to applying local principals and protocols when operating in and around Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people and communities, authenticity is a driving principle behind the organisation.
“The IA Indigenous team are actively engaging with respected elders to incorporate local stories and historical underpinnings into the design process. Our goal is to create extraordinary environments with purpose and meaning.”
– Andrew Whitelegg, IA Group CEO
Key projects underway include:
- The Department of Education – Aboriginal Affairs (Office Accommodations) – Sydney
- Indigenous Business Australia (Commercial Office) – Sydney
- Ngunja Jarjum (Out-of-Home Care) – Lismore
About IA Indigenous:
IA Indigenous is a design service provider and a facilitator of fit-out and construction services. Led by an experienced management team, IA Indigenous offer interior design, architecture, design management, construction procurement and construction delivery services to government, corporate and community sectors. They are committed to connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the design and construction industry through project delivery, employment opportunities and supplier relationships.