Moree Clontarf Academy Work Site Visit

Moree Clontarf Academy: Inspecting a CAT637G

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the Year 10 Moree Clontarf class for a work site visit.

“The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys in 2000 the Foundation has grown to cater for about 3,700 boys in 68 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.” (Source

Sean Baldwin, Director of the Moree Clontarf Academy is a family friend of Wilde Civil.  When Sean approached us requesting a work site visit, we were more than happy to open the gates to this great group of guys.

Daniel Bell, Wilde Civil’s Operations and Fleet Manager, fielded questions from the young men, on the ins and outs of earthmoving; giving them also an opportunity to sit in the seat of a Caterpillar 637G and operate some of the controls.  One of the biggest surprises perhaps for them was the cost of the scraper tyres: $10,000.  For four of them? No… each. :O

It was a pleasure to host this site visit.  These young men are a credit to themselves and to those who believe in them.  We wish you all the very best for your bright futures!

For more information about the fabulous works of the Clontarf Foundation visit

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