Strait Support Pty Ltd is a 100% Indigenous owned and operated construction company with a genuine focus on increasing Indigenous participation in the workforce. Strait Support provides concreting, civil, construction and labour hire services in the Far North Queensland and Torres Strait region.
With offices in Cairns and Darnley Island in the Torres Strait, Strait Support is very well positioned to support your construction projects and labour requirements across the Far North.

Strait Support engages with reputable organisations to become a project partner or sub-contractor offering various levels of support including the supply of Indigenous labour, plant and equipment hire, concrete supply, structural landscape building, through to project managing and completing entire construction projects.

Strait Support collaborates with principal contractors to accomplish compliance requirements for the utilisation of Indigenous suppliers, employment and training criteria, all while achieving authentic outcomes.

Being 100% Indigenous owned and operated means Strait Support is sincerely motivated on improving outcomes for their own people.


Shane Lui – El Capitan
Shane Lui – El Capitan

Business owner Shane Lui is the Managing Director and driving force of Strait Support.

Originating from Darnley Island in the Torres Strait, Shane is an accomplished civil plant operator who has dedicated his career to the civil construction industry. He is certified in Civil Construction Plant Operations, Surface Extraction Operations, Fencing, Concreting and has completed Diplomas in Front Line Management and Workplace Health and Safety.

Commencing his career as a plant operator in Brisbane, Shane’s ambition drove him to start his own earthmoving business, which operated successfully for ten years throughout Brisbane and Far North Queensland.

After settling into Cairns with his young family, Shane turned his attention to mining and larger civil construction projects. Combining 15 years experience in the civil construction industry, Shane quickly progressed through the ranks from machine operator to project manager, to site supervisor. Shane excelled in managing the MMG Lawn Hill site to oversee the delivery of a number of Queensland’s largest mining projects.

Shane is competent in developing and delivering risk management procedures and protocols and is well versed in on-boarding, mentoring, performance management, upskilling and training to contribute to continuous organisational improvement.

Strait Support is the brainchild of Shane, which combines his two professional goals in life – delivering high quality construction projects and providing improved outcomes for the Indigenous workforce and communities.

Shane is passionate about his Torres Strait roots and is putting that passion to work with a business that is owned by a Torres Strait Islander employing Torres Strait Islanders.

Harbour Master of the Strait Support ship

Supporting her husband Shane in the role of ‘Boss Lady’, Stacey brings an abundance of professional experience and knowledge to the family business and Strait Support ship.

Completing her schooling in Brisbane, Stacey undertook study in Tourism and Event Management enabling her to commence her career in the travel industry. Over the next six years, Stacey refined her administrative, accounting and client relation skills in the international travel market working for Backtrack Travel and Emirates Airlines.

Stacey, Shane and their two young sons made the move to Far North Queensland (FNQ), where Stacey’s career progressed in a different direction. She commenced in the public service, working in the FNQ Department of Education and Training office. Stacey progressed through multiple positions with the Department as Client Service Officer, Field Officer and Event Coordinator for the FNQ Regional Training Awards. It was in these roles she developed a wealth of knowledge relating to the vocational education and training sector as well as workforce development strategies.

Completing a Certificate III in Business and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Stacey pursued the role of Travel and Tourism teacher with TAFE Queensland before joining Strait Support in the role of Boss Lady. Stacey has continued her professional development by completing a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating).

Stacey brings her effervescent personality and go-getter attitude to Strait Support where she oversees all administrative tasks including recruitment, contract management, accounting, marketing and public relations duties -like a boss.

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Strait Support is a licenced labour hire provider and provides suitably skilled and experienced labour to assist when projects or workloads increase.


Strait Support has a range of vehicles and plant available for wet hire throughout the Torres Strait. The skid steers, excavators and trucks make a perfect combination for earthworks.


Strait Support’s concrete truck and skid steer loaders equipped with hydraulic mixers provide efficient and economical concrete batching options in remote locations.


Skid steer auger attachments allow for fencing installs/upgrades, sheds, pergolas, playgrounds and more.


Strait Support has worked with some great organisations so far and are always
looking to partner with more businesses to provide employment opportunities
to our job seekers.