Ground One Civil is an Indigenous owned and operated company that provides civil construction personnel to the civil construction industry. Ground One cares about its people and the communities in which we all live. We want to help our members feel a sense of belonging and a sense of pride as they live and work in our society.
We have created this company to provide training & long term employment to Indigenous and non Indigenous members, providing them with a role and a working family team.
Proudly part of Supply Nation
My Name is Jody Saunders. I am a Co-Director of Ground One Civil along with my Indigenous daughter, Georgia.
From a young age growing up on my parent’s bean farm situated inland from the far south coastal towns of NSW, I watched how my parents’ provided employment and support to local Aboriginals from our surrounding communities.
My father would drive into town and pick up the local Aboriginals who didn’t have their own transport but wanted to pick beans on our farm. My father would then take them back home at the end of the day and repeat this every day when there was work for them.
My parents had great relationships with the local Aboriginals in our region, and along with having my own Indigenous children at a young age, I have lived my life with co-operating and caring being normal practice.
I am passionate about Ground One Civil and the values it stands for, as these are my own core values, and my main focus is to use our company as a tool to help and support others being our number One focus, and to stay grounded as we grow and build together.
My name is Georgia Manton, and I am a Co-Director of Ground One Civil. I am a proud Indigenous woman from the far south coast of NSW, born on Yuin country and from the Dunghutti & Worimi tribes.
I have worked in the construction industry for a few years now. It was my time in Darwin that opened my eyes to seeing my fellow people never quite fitting into this industry that is all about the land. I empathise with my people of the struggles it takes to find work, as I have also been in that same position many times. I have had my own fair share of knock backs with only holding a few full-time jobs since the age of 17 while also trying to live out of home and make ends meet.
I appreciate my journey to go through the trials and tribulations that I did over all these years. During this time in finding my own way, I’m so grateful to be where I am today and how far I have truly come. I want to help my own people so that they can find stability and create a living of their own as well.
Since then, it has been my passion to want to make Indigenous lives and their families better in some way. By providing people with training & education, income, and a role, I believe I can give people a reason to dream big.
With our passion for wanting to help and support Indigenous people & other diverse groups, combined with Jack’s experience & knowledge within the civil construction industry, we have come together to use Ground One Civil as a way of helping achieve our goals.
Providing Indigenous and non Indigenous personnel to the civil construction industry
We are experienced in many aspects of the civil construction industry, such as FIFO LNG, Roads, Tunnels and Bridges to name a few.
Lilydale & Geelong
Toowoomba & Brisbane
New South Wales
Eden & Richmond Hills