About UsMaarli Services Pty Ltd is 100% owned civil contracting company by prominent Noongar Traditional Owner Michael Hayden.
The name Maarli (Black Swan in Noongar Language) represents both his parents connection to their respective traditional lands. Michael’s Patermal Grandmother's family totem which flourished in the many lake systems in his Njaki Njaki Noongar country. Maarli also represents his Maternal Grandfather who was born on the Swan River in Perth (Wadjuk Noongar country). Maarli’s traditional culture embodies our corporate culture in valuing our people first as our biggest asset.
Maarli Services is an Aboriginal contractor providing a wide range of engineering, civil, construction, mining, maintenance and project management services within the public and private sectors in Western Australia. Maarlis offers a unique contracting service maximising clients Aboriginal content complimented with strong project management skills and technical expertise.
Njaki Njaki Country - Baandee Lake
Michael is a Njaki Njaki Noongar man with traditional connections to Wudjak, Yued and Ballardong people. He has more than 17 years of professional experience in policy, community and business development, contract management, native title and strategic engagement with Aboriginal communities. He has extensive experience in the management of Commonwealth Government procurement in the areas of native title and the cultural and social service sector. In his previous role as Aboriginal Affairs Manager for Engineering Firm Calibre Global Michael developed and managed the procurement strategy engaging Aboriginal Businesses with major Client Rio Tinto.
Michael is the one of the Founding Directors of the Noongar Chamber Commerce and Industry (NCCI). His professional roles include: Director of the Aboriginal Alcohol & Drug Service, Native Title Trust Advisor and Director of Njaki Njaki Aboriginal Cultural Tours. His previous roles included: Deputy Chairman of the South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council, Traditional Owner Negotiator for South West (Noongar) Native Title Settlement Deal, Chairman of the WA Aboriginal Advisory Council, Adviser to the WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister, member of the WA Youth Justice Board and a member of WA Government’s Aboriginal Affairs Coordinating Committee consisting of State Government Director Generals.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Community Development) from Curtin University, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been recognised for his professionalism, leadership and contribution to Western Australia by receiving prestigious awards including the Western Australian Young Person of the Year and National NAIDOC Young Person of the Year.