WORKING TOGETHER FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS SUCCESS
Morrgul is a Broome-based organisation offering procurement support to Aboriginal people wanting to supply goods or services to government agencies. Morrgul services are provided at no cost to community members with the ability and motivation to run their own business and seek out tendering opportunities.
Morrgul, which means ‘working together’, launched in September 2013 to provide business development support to Aboriginal people of the Kimberley. The organisation was initially funded for 3 years through the generous support of Woodside Energy Ltd as part of the Browse LNG Precinct Agreement with the Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr Traditional Owners – an initiative of Waardi Ltd. Morrgul is a joint venture of Waardi and KPP Business Development and was formed for the benefit of all Aboriginal people of the Kimberley.
In August 2014, Morrgul became a registered Not for Profit with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and is endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient Status.
Donald McKenzie – Chairperson
Through effective service delivery, the funding from Woodside Energy Ltd sustained Morrgul for 5 years and enabled Morrgul to leverage support from Indigenous Business Australia from 2017 to 2019 to continue offering business development services to Aboriginal businesses in the Kimberley. In 2017, Morrgul commenced delivering the Dept of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Aboriginal Procurement Advisory Service across regional WA, and this program is currently complemented in the Kimberley by the Dept of Finance’s Aboriginal Business Capability Program which commenced in 2020.
Morrgul’s strength is the ability to offer Aboriginal business owners commercially-focused business development advice and services, and Morrgul’s successes are evidenced in the high number of businesses supported since 2013.
Over the last financial year, Morrgul provided support for
business in the Kimberley were supported through our IBA Collaboration Agreement while additional
businesses throughout WA were supported through the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development procurement contract.
Since inception, some
Aboriginal business projects have been supported.
Morrgul’s ongoing commitment to creating sustainable Aboriginal businesses is captured in the organisation’s vision, Mission and Values:
Aboriginal businesses that perform better, are flexible, business literate and resilient.
Over 90% of Aboriginal businesses supported by Morrgul are trading after 3 years.