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Striving for Indigenous engagement

We strive for genuine Indigenous engagement by providing long-term employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our goal is to enhance the lives of Indigenous people. By investing in individuals, we can positively impact whole families and communities.    

Our Partners

Together we are stronger. We work with partners across Australia to help achieve a sustainable and prosperous future for the Indigenous business sector.

DDR Australia partnership between Dundee Rock (100% Indigenous owned) and Duratec Australia was founded in 2017 with the purpose of providing long-term Indigenous employment opportunities.

Having managed his Darwin-based, 100% Indigenous owned company Dundee Rock specialises in painting, coatings, building maintenance, renovation, electrical, plumbing and landscaping services for over 15 years, Thomas Hutcheson was ready to strengthen and expand his business nationally.

Duratec Australia, with their national footprint and diverse service capabilities was the perfect partner – a synergy of culture, quality, and business acumen complementing Dundee Rock’s company vision and core values.

The founders of each business (Thomas Hutcheson and Phil Harcourt) worked together to build and align their vision for the new enterprise and DDR was formed.

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Duratec Australia

Duratec is a solutions-driven contractor providing whole-of-life engineering, construction and remediation services. They operate across a wide range of industry sectors and are committed to providing fit-for-purpose, innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of projects.

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Dundee Rock

Dundee Rock is a 100% Aboriginal owned business based in Darwin and Sydney that provides a range of high-quality services to the construction, mining and government sectors.

Our People

As a majority owned Indigenous business, DDR are committed to the genuine engagement of Indigenous people, ensuring that we establish a work environment that is welcoming, respectful and understanding of Indigenous culture.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for Indigenous employees and empowering them to develop skills for a long and successful career in the Australian construction industry.

our Vision

Enhance the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities through long-term employment opportunities.

our Mission

  • Be respectful to one another and the diverse culture and heritage of the places in which we work
  • Take pride in our people, our work and our relationships with our clients
  • Encourage excellence in individual and team performance, whilst supporting personal growth
  • Honour our commitments and maintain a fair and honest approach in all our dealings
  • Contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by providing valuable employment and training opportunities

Our Board

Tom Hutcheson


Tom has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is a specialist applicator who takes great pride in the company delivering a first-class job on time and on budget. Thomas is passionate and committed to providing opportunities in employment and training for local indigenous people, particularly the younger generation. He is dedicated to improving the economic outcomes of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is proud to have a successful business which allows him to be able to offer such opportunities.

Phil Harcourt

Phil Harcourt


Phil is a professional civil engineer with over 45 years of post-graduate experience and over 20 years in the steel and concrete remediation industry.

As Managing Director of Duratec and DDR, he is responsible for the overall management of the company, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ), strategic planning and business development.

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