Other Projects

Business Development


Here follows a list of some of the business development projects undertaken by Keogh Bay.

Thammarurr Development Corporation – Business Feasibility Studies (2018)

Keogh Bay undertook three separate business feasibility studies on behalf of TDC for the establishment of a pest control business, a cleaning business and a fishing bait business.  Each of these studies was supported by a business plan.

Thammarurr Development Corporation – Review of Fuel Supply Arrangements (2017)

Keogh bay reviewed the arrangements at Wadeye, NT for the supply and sale of fuel (opal and diesel) and made recommendations for future changes to the pricing methodology and the supply arrangements.

Kullarri Building – Completion of a business review (2017)

This project involved Keogh Bay reviewing Broome-based Indigenous enterprise, Kullarri Building’s existing business model and strategic plan to identify where future profitability and organisational sustainability could be improved.

Thammarurr Development Corporation – Business Review (2016-17)

Keogh Bay undertook a review of TDC’s commercial businesses and developed a new business plan for each business line.  Keogh Bay then developed and supported implementation of a business improvement plan for the Housing and Construction business line.

Thammarurr Development Corporation – Review of FMIS requirements (2018)

Keogh Bay undertook a review of TDC’s financial management information system requirements in advance of the organisation purchasing a new finance system.

MG Corporation – Completion of a financial due diligence report pending a potential business purchase (2015)

Keogh Bay director Jonathan Price conducted financial due diligence pending MG Corporation’s potential purchase of a camping and caravan business in 2015. This required analysis of the prospective business’s income and expenditure trends as well as its financial position.

Triodia Mining Pty Ltd – Business mentoring and support project (2014-16)

This project involved Keogh Bay working with a Goldfields Aboriginal business, Triodia Mining, to develop a business plan and capability statement plus provide general business mentoring support over a 6-month period. The resulting robust business and transition plans helped Triodia Mining successfully move from a joint venture model to standalone workshop operator status. Keogh Bay continues to provide mentoring support.

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) – Development and delivery of small business workshop materials (2015)

For this project, Keogh Bay developed participant materials for ‘Contracting, Tendering and Prequalification’ and ‘Developing your Business Management Skills’ workshops on behalf of the SBDC. We also delivered these workshops to small business owners across the Pilbara and Midwest.

Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation – Completion of a business feasibility study and business plan for its ash oil business line (2014)

Keogh Bay undertook a feasibility study and developed a business plan pending the establishment of an engine oil recycling business in the Pilbara. The outcome was a feasibility analysis report detailing the significant opportunities and risks associated with the proposal.

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Completion of a feasibility study of the establishment of a roadhouse business in Wyndham (2015)

Keogh Bay conducted a feasibility review on behalf of an Aboriginal business owner into the viability of setting up a roadhouse in Wyndham, East Kimberley. We determined that the proposed roadhouse would most likely not be viable in the long-term, so ultimately helping the business owner avoid a poor investment.

Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation (KMAC) – Completion of business feasibility studies (2013)

This project involved Keogh Bay completing feasibility studies on behalf of KMAC to determine the viability of establishing a Cultural Awareness Training business and Cultural Heritage Survey business in the Pilbara. The determination was made in consultation with the Kuruma and Marthudunera communities as well as the mining companies that would potentially benefit from such services.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) – Indigenous business prequalification support project (2012-13)

During this multi-faceted project, Keogh Bay consulted with major resource companies, government departments, and Indigenous business owners to explore how to better support Indigenous enterprises gain entry to work in the Australian resource sector. The result was a high quality ‘Prequalification Toolkit’ designed to help Indigenous businesses meet the prequalification criteria outlined by Australian resource companies.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) – Indigenous business prequalification support project (2013)

Further to its initial business support project, Keogh Bay was contracted by IBA to roll out prequalification workshops and mentoring services across South Australia and Western Australia.

Social License to Operate


Here follows a list of social license-to-operate projects that Keogh Bay has undertaken:

Major tourism business (2014)

In 2014, Keogh Bay advised a major tourism business regarding its approach to agreement-making with native title holders.

Northern Minerals – Jaru Agreement (2012-2014)

During this project, Keogh Bay guided Northern Minerals throughout its agreement-making process with the Jaru people in south-east Kimberley.

Summary of native title agreements (2010, 2011, 2012)

This project involved Keogh Bay director Matt Wrigley summarising multiple native title agreements on behalf of a resource company to make them more accessible for Community Relations practitioners.

Plain English agreements (2002-4, 2012)

Matt Wrigley has also worked with Rio Tinto Eagle Mine and relevant community representatives to develop plain English legal agreements for the affected Indigenous groups.

Agreement communications

Between 2002 and 2004 Matt Wrigley also worked with Argyle Diamonds to produce plain English materials and other communication tools during the negotiation of Argyle Diamond’s Participation Agreement.

Cultural heritage agreements (2010-11)

During this project, Matt Wrigley and Mark Simpson assisted two mining businesses to negotiate a cultural heritage management agreement with native title claimants.

Agreement review

In 2013, Keogh Bay reviewed a mining agreement on behalf of a large mining corporate and Pilbara Aboriginal group.