As part of the National Partnership Agreement on Land Transport Infrastructure Projects, the Indigenous Employment and Supplier-use Infrastructure Framework applies to new road and rail construction projects. The Framework sets out a whole-of-government approach to increase opportunities for Indigenous job-seekers and businesses’ participation in the delivery of Australian Government-funded land transport infrastructure projects.

Indigenous Participation Plans (IPPs)

Under the Framework, funding recipients are required to develop an Indigenous Participation Plan (IPP) for all road and rail construction projects receiving $7.5 million or more of Australian Government funding, projects funded under the Roads of Strategic Importance Northern Australia, and where there is high potential to support Indigenous outcomes.

An IPP is required to set out an employment and supplier-use participation target within the project’s locality, and a plan to engage relevant Indigenous stakeholders.