NSWALC consultations on sustainability, economic development and capacity building:

15 August, 2013

NSW Aboriginal Land Council consultations on sustainability, economic development and capacity building: September - October 2013

August 15, 2013

The future financial and operational sustainability of the self-funded Aboriginal land rights network in NSW has been the subject of considerable discussion and debate in recent years.

A number of factors have been driving this debate, including the need for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Account to be maintained for future generations.

Additionally, the Council has identified economic development and capacity building as a key priority in its Strategic Plan 2013-2017. The Council has developed an economic development discussion paper that proposes a framework for network economic development.

NSWALC invites members of Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) to a series of workshops to discuss the Network's sustainability, economic development and capacity building.

Workshops will provide LALC members with an opportunity to comment and give feedback on a variety of proposals to support the ongoing sustainability of the Network as well as economic development opportunities.

Nine workshops will be held across NSW. Each workshop will be over 2 days. Details of the dates, times and locations of these workshops are listed below:

Western region
Thursday & Friday (12 & 13 September 2013)                      
The Musicians Club, 276 Crystal Street, Broken Hill

North West region
Monday & Tuesday (16 & 17 September 2013)                
Giraffe Room, Western Plains Zoo, Obley Rd, Dubbo

Central region
Wednesday & Thursday (18 & 19 September 2013)             
Giraffe Room, Western Plains Zoo, Obley Rd, Dubbo

Northern region
Monday & Tuesday (23 & 24 September 2013)                    
Armidale Ex Services Club, 137 Dumaresq St, Armidale

Mid North Coast region
Wednesday & Thursday (25 & 26 September 2013)
Port Macquarie City Bowling Club, Owen St, Port Macquarie

Wiradjuri region
Tuesday & Wednesday (8 & 9 October 2013)                       
Garden City Motor Inn, 2 Day Street, Wagga Wagga

South Coast region
Thursday & Friday (10 & 11 October 2013)              
Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay

North Coast region
Monday & Tuesday (14 & 15 October 2013)
Lismore Workers Sports Club, 202 Oliver Ave Goonellabah

Sydney Newcastle region
Wednesday & Thursday (16 & 17 October 2013)                 
Wallarah Bay Recreation Club, Wallarah Rd, Gorokan

The first day of workshops will begin at 9.30am and conclude at 4.30pm. The second day will begin at 9.30am and conclude at 1.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

To register your attendance at the workshops please contact your relevant Councillor's office at least one week prior to the workshop you plan to attend.

NSWALC has developed a sustainability consultation paper as well an economic development discussion paper. These papers will be emailed shortly to LALCs and will be available for download from the NSWALC website - www.alc.org.au.

Geoff Scott,

NSWALC Chief Executive Officer


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.