About Us

Western Labour Hire Pty Ltd is proudly indigenous owned and has a workforce to suit the needs of all clients from across Australia.

In 2009 Adrian & Dionne Connolly established an engineering business that serviced Cloncurry and the surrounding area. This small one man mobile welding business quickly grew to a 17 man Boilermaking team with associated labourers, apprentices and trades assistants that serviced large Mine Operations around Cloncurry and the North West region of Queensland.
When the demand for labour across the region became a necessity, a Labour hire arm was added to the business. The Labour Hire division of Curry Contracting also experienced growth and success and superseded the Engineering division of the business.
In 2016 it became apparent that for local people in regional communities to significantly benefit from any new investment or development in the Western areas of Queensland, Local People with Local Knowledge would be required and the Curry Contracting Labour Hire arm evolved into Western Labour Hire Pty Ltd.

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Western Labour Hire has successfully established partnerships with other Local Businesses, Traditional Owners and a Globally recognised Mining Contractor because of our ability to deliver a quality service that combines industry and local knowledge with the needs of both the client and the local community. It is through these partnerships the Western Labour Hire have the capability to tender/deliver on Mining, Civil and Construction project work.
Western Labour Hire Pty Ltd is proudly indigenous owned and has a workforce to suit the needs of all clients from across Australia.
While trading as Curry Contracting, Western Labour Hire Pty Ltd were recognised in the Region and the State as being “Best in Business” for various categories including but not limited to, Workplace of Choice and Employer of the Year.
Western Labour Hire currently offer quality cost effective labour hire services to a number of clients in the Mining and Construction Industries including but not limited to Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines and Ernest Henry Mine.

Our Team

adrian

ADRIAN CONNOLLY
Operations Manager

Recruitment/Employment (Human Resources)
Strategic Planning
Policy Direction
Client & Community Relations
Occupational Health, Safety & Training

23 years’ experience in the Manufacturing & Mining Industry:

Co-ordination / Recruitment of medium to large workforces
Logistical co-ordination
Repair & maintenance of mobile equipment and fixed plant
Fabrication of structural and general steel products
Certificate III in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication)
Management of medium to large scale projects

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dionne

DIONNE CONNOLLY
Administration Manager

Business Research, Planning & Development
Client & Community Engagement
Strategic Planning
Systems Co-ordination
Recruitment

23 years’ experience in the Public and Private Sectors:

Community:
Member – Mitakoodi Aboriginal Corporation
Member – Youth Attainment & Transition Committee Traditional Owner – Kalkadoon Nation
Participant – Qld Resources Council: NWQRII Working Group Member – Cloncurry Business Committee (2015)

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brad

Bradley Eggmolesse
Business and Training Development Manager

 

gabrielle

GABRIELLE BIFFIN
Recruitment Officer

Employment & Training (Human Resources)
Document control
Client & Community Relations
Occupational Health, Safety & Training

7 years’ experience in the Mining Industry:

Organisation of flights & accommodation
Creation & submission of candidate packages
Reporting compliance
Creation & Implementation of office procedures
Payroll & Accounts
Development of internal document control systems to
maintain the electronic & hard copy filing system
Continuous improvement
Certificate III Business Administration
Community:
Traditional Owner – Mitakoodi Nation
Representative – Indigenous Employee Program

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christa

CHRISTA DEMPSEY
Recruitment Officer

Employment & Training (Human Resources)
Client & Community Relations
Occupational Health, Safety & Training
Document control

5 years’ experience in the Mining Industry:

Management of staff movements to and from site
Control of Maintenance schedules through the creation, monitoring, reporting & closure of work orders
Data collection, monitoring, report collation & distribution (mining productivity)
Development of employment pathways for potential
Recruitment systems control & compliance
Creating & implementation of office procedures
Certificate III in Business Administration
Community:
Member – Mitakoodi Nation
Member – Indigenous Employee Program Steering Committee

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NICOLE CHADWICK
Field Officer / Admin Support

Support all Western Labour Hire staff
Main point of contact to all Western Labour Hire staff
Administration Support
Liaison with Mine Managers and Supervisors

10 years Experience in Recruitment and Community Services

Client & Community Engagement
Enbedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives (schools and community)
OH&S

• Provide advice to the Director, Schools via the Reference group report to support quality decision making in the delivery of the project.
•Develop the project, in conjunction with the management team members, including the principal consultant “Dare to Lead”, Lyndall Hill
•Work with schools, principals, community groups, Elders and other stakeholders to implement the project.
•Provide post placement support and mentoring to participants and employers throughout the IEP program.
•Develop positive relationships with participants, community members and employers
•Develop strong and collaborative relationships with Employers in order to place and maintain sustainable employment outcomes for Indigenous participants
• Reverse marketing; develop strong and collaborative relationships with employers in order to place and maintain sustainable employment outcomes
• Provide pre-employment assistance through vocational counselling, training, job search skills, and work trials/work experience to increase capacity for employment

Community
Member:
National Association of the Women in Construction
Indigenous Employment Program, Steering Committee
Traditional Tribe:
Mitakoodi

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Truly local people making a real economic contribution in the local Community, through Employment & Training Opportunities and the continuous employment of business partnerships.



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