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Through a long association between Rodney Young and Stewart Drage, covering almost 15 years, the decision was easy for both parties to come together in 2011 to form Karijini Civil and Mining Pty Ltd. Together, Stewart and Rodney worked hard to establish Karijini Civil and Mining as a significant earthworks player within the Pilbara resources industry.

After two and half years with Karijini Civil and Mining, Stewart decided to pursue a new direction thus opening the way for David MacLean to join the business as a shareholder and director. In 2017 Johnnell Parker took over from Dave as a 50 percent owner in Karijini Civil and Mining.

Johnnell Parker is a Banyjima Traditional Owner, who was born and has lived her entire life on her family's traditional lands in the Pilbara. Johnnell has previously held positions with Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, Rio Tinto Iron Iron Core, the Pilbara Mental Health and Drug Service, and the Department of Child Protection. She has also been a director of MIB.

Rodney established Young’s Earthmoving in 1978. Since then the company has developed a reputation for reliable, efficient operations, and genuine service. The company has extensive experience in mining, exploration and civil projects, particularly throughout remote regions in Western Australia. When it comes to Pilbara-based projects, Young’s offers an unmatched foresight that comes from decades of involvement in North West civil and mining projects.

Together, Rodney and Johnnell aim to continue their hard-working and responsible approach through Karijini Civil & Mining. The company plans to deliver a reliable and efficient service to clients, create employment opportunities for local Indigenous people, and help improve the quality of life in host communities.