Green Ants is a business employing four Indigenous people to provide a garden maintenance service for households in the mining township of Alyangula.
The business evolved from a Work For The Dole project which employed four people in 2008. The members of that original team provided such a good service that GEBIE took them on board as full-time workers. Team leader Dave Murrungun is from the original crew.
For almost a decade this business has become a flagship for local Indigenous employment in Alyangula where around 95 per cent of the population is non-Indigenous.
Green Ants has an excellent reputation in the community as they do a great job and show a good work ethic, just like their namesake. The workers are provided with breakfast before they start work each day.