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ABOUT US 2017-10-14T06:41:13+00:00

A Bit About Us

The incorporation of Yingwati Pty Ltd in December 2015 was the result of two families coming together: an Aboriginal family with traditional and cultural ties to lands/seas in the Northern Territory, and a family from Kalymnos that migrated to Darwin some 60 years ago.

Yingwati’s goal is to secure long term, substantial contracts and joint ventures with remote and regional organisations, leading to the training and employment of local Indigenous residents.

Our Mission

TO DEVELOP AND BUILD THE CAPACITY OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES IN THE TOP END TO WORK WITH ALL TIERS OF GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS.

Our Vision

TO BREAK POVERTY AND THE DEPENDENCE CYCLE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES IN REMOTE AND REGIONAL AREAS.

Our Executive Team

Kim Hill

General Manager/Director, Yingwati

Kim Hill’s passion and expertise is in developing and building the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to work with all tiers of government and business.

A well-connected and dependable community member, Kim belongs to a number of language groups in the Top End, including the Ngarrinman, Tiwi, Jingili and Arabuna peoples. He also has strong networks in the business, government and community sectors throughout NT. Kim’s career history encompasses executive leadership, senior management and representative positions at all levels. These include:

• Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Land Council (2008-2012)
• Ministerial Advisor to the NT – Two Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Minister (2006-2008)
• Director Indigenous Housing, NT Government (2005-2006)
• ATSIC NT Northern Zone Commissioner (2000-2005)

Kim has also served on a number of high profile boards, including Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), the National Native Title Council, and the Northern Territory Advisory Board for Education and Training.

Theo Rapp

Construction and Civil, Yingwati

A qualified civil engineer and building works contractor, Theo Rapp has more than 40 years’ experience in the civil construction industry.

He holds numerous industry accreditations and licences, including a Works Manager & Superintendent Certificate (Building Work Contractor/Supervisor Licence BLD208027). Theo has also gained certification in several management and OH&S areas, and he is trained in Landscaping Design and Construction.

John Halkitis

Director, Yingwati and HB Group

John has 40 years’ experience in the civil construction industry in the Northern Territory.

He commenced with HB in 1978 as a Trade’s Assistant. Working on the front line of civil construction, John has a ground-up understanding of the business, from laying pipes and operating excavation machinery to working in remote areas and administering contracts.

John has made a significant contribution to HB’s expansion from 20 to 150 staff, including the company’s quarry investment and development of the concrete plants.

Nick Halkitis

Director, Yingwati and HB Group

A Director of HB alongside his brother John, Nick takes a hands-on approach to management. He has a strong belief in the company and its vision, and great confidence in his management team.

Nick demonstrates strong leadership by consistently being able to make the big decisions and transform ideas into results. He started at HB as a Surveyor’s Assistant in 1986. Now a Director, he works to enable HB Group’s continual development.

Our Joint Venture Partners

YINGWATI HAS A NUMBER OF LONG TERM, SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL COMPANIES THAT SHARE THE SAME COMMITMENTS TO INVESTING IN ABORIGINAL PEOPLE AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. WE WELCOME DISCUSSION REGARDING FURTHER JV OPPORTUNITIES AND COLLABORATION WITH SUITABLE COMPANIES.

Halkitis Construction

Two family companies, Halkitis Construction and Yingwati Pty Ltd have formed a joint venture to provide employment opportunities for Indigenous community members on various civil and construction projects across the Top End.

Halkitis Construction is quality accredited to ISO 9001 and has an outstanding reputation in the civil and construction industry. The Halkitis Brothers Group originated as a civil works company in 1960, and has expanded to now incorporate HB Concrete, Quarry, Blocks and Pavers, Transport, and Maintenance.

Brustolin Builders (NT) Pty Ltd

Yingwati has a long term, ongoing JV with Brustolin Builders – a local, certified building company that works in regional and remote areas with a focus on community developments. Together, we provide high quality building/residential/commercial and industrial services.

Associations/Affiliations

CAL

We are CAL (Contractor Accreditation Ltd) Accredited.

Supply Nation

We are Supply Nation registered.

ICN Northern Territory

We are ICN registered.

NTIBN

We are a member of NTIBN (Northern Territory Indigenous Buisness Network).

Our Clients

  • Governments

  • Community Organisations

  • Developers

  • 36 Coonawarra Rd. Winnellier NT 0820

  • +61 8 8947 4988