Ngulingah – Economic Empowerment through Agriculture

1 August, 2016

Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council Balances Economic Development with Heritage and Culture

It sits in one of the most beautiful parts of New South Wales, and Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council is planning to make the most of its land in the Northern Rivers area.

Image: OurMob

Ngulingah LALC is in Lismore and its boundaries include what is known as the “Rainbow Region”, with Nimbin Rocks the most famous cultural landmark in the area.

Nimbin Rocks. Image: OurMob
Image: OurMob

Balancing cultural needs, environmental protection and economic development is not an easy task but Ngulingah CEO Mikael Smith says expanding the LALC’s native nursery and pecan crops will assist all three areas.

Ngulingah CEO Mikael Smith. Image: OurMob
Ngulingah LALC’s native nursery. Image: OurMob

See OurMob’s video below of Mikael discussing Ngulingah LALC’s plans for the stunning Nimbin Rocks area.


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.