New Acting Director for Far Western Zone

19 February, 2016

19 February 2016

New Acting Director for Far Western Zone

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council welcomes Chloe Bennett as Acting Zone Director of the Far Western Zone.

Chloe is the first woman to act on a long-term basis in a vacant Zone Director position.

She replaces Ross Hampton, who is taking up the challenge of working at Mallee District Aboriginal Services in Mildura as an Executive Director.

Chloe is a Barkandji woman with family in Wilcannia who joined the Far Western Zone last year after two years with Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

"I'm looking forward to helping Local Aboriginal Land Councils and supporting their economic development opportunities.

"When I first started with NSWALC I enjoyed getting out there and meeting the Board members and LALCs. Now I'm looking forward to being able to further build those relationships.

"Ross Hampton has been a great mentor and will definitely be missed. It's clear that he is held in high regard by LALCs."

Ross acknowledges the Network, particularly the Far Western Zone and all the friendships he has made over the past five years and thanks the elected Council, Executive and all NSWALC staff for their support.

"I'm proud of the achievements that are being delivered through NSWALC and the Network around Land Rights and hope that during those five years I've contributed in some small manner to those outcomes."

"I'm sure the Land Rights Network in Far West Zone will get behind Chloe and continue to deliver the positive outcomes for our members."


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.