NSWALC Economic Development Policy 2019-2024

This policy updates the previous Economic Development Policy (2014-2018). It outlines how the NSWALC will pursue economic development, wealth creation and wellbeing for Aboriginal people in NSW over the next five years to 2024.

Economic development has been a thread throughout the history of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 7983. Restoring economic independence and prosperity is essential to our survival as a distinct, self­ determining people. Economic independence is also necessary to unlock the full potential of Aboriginal Land Rights and ensure the effective management of land that has been returned to us.


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.