Building Spaces, Building Lives

We are driven by a vision of a more equitable Australia and Indigenous economic independence through employment and commercial activity.

We launched in 2016 as a partnership between the David Liddiard Group (DLG) and SHAPE. Combining our proven knowledge in Indigenous recruitment, employment and commercial empowerment with our expertise in fitout, refurbishment and construction services, we bring spaces to life for government and private sector clients. 

Across our network of seven state and territory branches, the way we promote Indigenous engagement and deliver projects successfully for our clients is the same. It is only possible through people and land-focused approaches, a commitment to building strong relationships, and respectful communication. 

As a profit-for-purpose business, we work with key industry bodies to help close the gap through education and employment opportunities. We set a high minimum target of 10% local Indigenous engagement on every project and procure products and services from Indigenous companies.

David Liddiard Group ...

Launched in 2013...

by David Liddiard OAM, a proud Biripi and Ngarabal man, the David Liddiard Group brings together Indigenous owned businesses across Australia. Built on a shared commitment to creating positive futures for Indigenous Australians, the group of companies work with businesses, government agencies and Indigenous communities to provide practical, tailored, and sustainable solutions to increasing Indigenous economic opportunities.

The business was founded on David’s belief that for true Indigenous economic independence and prosperity, there must be a successful Indigenous economy with vibrant and sustainable Indigenous businesses competing in the corporate sector.


Since 1989...

SHAPE has grown to a national fitout and construction services specialist driven by diverse capability, local impact, sector experience and a people-focused company culture. Operating with a truly national footprint across a network of seven branches, SHAPE builds teams that bring diverse capabilities, transparency and a partnership approach to understand their clients’ needs and solve their toughest challenges.

At SHAPE, success starts from the inside out. It’s their eye for detail and commitment to quality from three decades of delivering interior fitouts and refurbishments that provides them with a unique skillset to undertake any type of construction project. More importantly, it’s why they invest in their people who, in turn, invest in you. Whether you work with SHAPE or for them, they’re about building people up, forming great relationships, and looking after each other and the world around them. 

Find out what makes DLG SHAPE different