A New Future for Iconic Redfern Site

1 July, 2022

1 July 2022 

The Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) transferred ownership of the site 160 George Street Redfern on 30 June 2022 to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC).

NSWALC Chairperson Danny Chapman says NSWALC is very pleased the iconic site is now owned by the largest Aboriginal member-based organisation in NSW. As the new owners of the site, NSWALC is looking forward to building on its strong cultural legacy.

“NSWALC is honoured to be the new owners of 160 George Street Redfern. The area is synonymous with the uplift of our people, and we are committed to the site reaching its full potential in its new chapter.  We want the 160 George Street site to have a bigger and brighter future for our communities.” he said.

It’s a 4.5-acre site in the heart of Redfern, the significant location is 100m from the birthplace of NSWALC, Land Rights in NSW and, will now continue to bring social, cultural and community value to all of NSW.   

“Large acquisitions like this have many complex layers to work through, now it is transferred, NSWALC is looking forward to working with the community on the future of the site.” he said.

NSWALC is continuing to work with the ILSC on the acquisition process for NCIE Ltd, and undertaking further due diligence to ensure continuity of the business. Further announcements will be made when finalised.

Enquiries: media@alc.org.au


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.