20 January 2023
The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to inform the Land Rights Network that the NSWALC Annual Report 2021-2022 is now available online (see below).
The NSWALC Annual Report was presented by The Hon. Ben Franklin MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs to the NSW Parliament on 21 December 2022.
Some highlights from the NSWALC Annual Report 2021-2022 include:
- Ongoing deliveries of comprehensive food and hygiene support packages to LALCs across the state, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.
- Lodgement of more than 1000 new land claims across the 2021-2022 reporting period, with 684 determinations declared.
- Creation and maintenance of a property development register of all LALC-owned land and land claim grants.
- Improvements to heritage management site identification through the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS).
- Continued prudent management of the Statutory Investment Fund throughout the COVID-19 crisis and an ongoing global stock market decline.
- Approval of Business Development Grant applications totalling more than $162,000 via the LALC Business Enterprise Program.
- Disbursement of $621,000 in grant funding via the NSWALC Fishing Fund (NFF).
- Funding of $227,000 for 11 events via the Statewide Grants Program (now Regional Event Grants).
- Ongoing advocacy for the commencement of Section 21AA of the Fisheries Management Act 1994.
- Continued role as Co-Chair of the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) and host of the NSW CAPO Secretariat, which coordinates CAPO’s work in the NSW Closing the Gap partnership.
More information on land claims, statutory information, and other progress is now available in the NSWALC Annual Report 2021-2022, available below.