Vision Statement

We advance, protect and promote our heritage, culture, land and waterways. The Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council will do this by protecting, acquiring, managing and developing our land, waterways and assets; empowering our community to achieve long-term self-sustainability focusing on community values.

Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council (WLALC) was established in 1984 under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (the Act). Throughout the years of operations, WLALC has strived to improve the lives of its members and the Aboriginal community. It achieves this by exercising the functions of an Aboriginal Land Council, as directed by the Act. Over the past 33 years, WLALC has provided a range of services including affordable rental housing, sites management, training, employment and providing care and protection to the land and waterways within WLALC boundaries.

The WLALC has 90 voting members who elect Board Members to steer the strategic direction of the organisation. The administration of WLALC consists of the Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for all casual staff and volunteers.

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is the peak body representing Aboriginal peoples NSW and is the largest Aboriginal member based organisation in Australia. Established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (the Act), NSWALC is an independent, self-funded non-government organisation that has an elected governing council and the objective to “improve, protect and foster the best interests of all Aboriginal persons within New South Wales”. 1

In addition, NSWALC provides support to the network of 119 elected and autonomous Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) across NSW also established under the Act.

LALC’s are significant land holders across the state and have functions under the Act in respect to the management and development of land assets as well as the protection and promotion of Aboriginal culture and heritage.

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Yuin Cultural heritage Trail
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NTSCORP
NTSCORP

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Family and Community Services high School Scholarships
Family and Community Services high School Scholarships

FACS has a $1000 scholarship fund available to eligible students studying in year 10, 11, 12 at a NSW high school or TAFE college. Application close

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Basic Fire Fighting Skills
Basic Fire Fighting Skills

Expression of interest to community members wanting to gain skills with Traditional fire burning. A 2 day basic firefighting workshop will be held at Bellbrook farm

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Wagonga LALC Members Cert 2 Conservation and Land Management
Wagonga LALC Members Cert 2 Conservation and Land Management

Members wishing to gain skills and strengthen their career can enrol in a 2 day course at Bega TAFE to gain Qualifications in Conservation & Land

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Annual Meeting of The Wagonga Aboriginal Land Council
Annual Meeting of The Wagonga Aboriginal Land Council

Annual Meeting of The Wagonga Aboriginal Land Council The Wagonga Aboriginal Land Council Date:    22nd September 2016 Time:   1:00 pm Place:  16 Canty Street Narooma NSW

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NAIDOC 2016: Singing The Land
NAIDOC 2016: Singing The Land

Ray Kelly: A Personal Reflection on NAIDOC 2016 Awabakal man Ray Kelly’s eyes shone when he was asked if he would like to speak about Songlines

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Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service celebrates 45 years’ Service
Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service celebrates 45 years’ Service

  And Looks Ahead to Future Partnerships with the Land Rights Network Australia’s first and longest running Aboriginal community controlled health service has celebrated 45 years

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Member Profile: Joanna Smith
Member Profile: Joanna Smith

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Our Land Councils: Ngulingah
Our Land Councils: Ngulingah

Ngulingah – Economic Empowerment through Agriculture It sits in one of the most beautiful parts of New South Wales, and Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council is

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NAIDOC In The City
NAIDOC In The City

NSWALC joins in NAIDOC celebrations at Hyde Park, Sydney New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council and Aboriginal organisations from around the state set up shop in

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Our Land Council Our Mob Our Future: August 2016
Our Land Council Our Mob Our Future: August 2016

Songlines: The Living Narrative of Our Nation Welcome to a new edition of OurMob, the online newsletter and website for the Land Rights Network. This month

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Big NAIDOC Celebrations on Worimi Country
Big NAIDOC Celebrations on Worimi Country

Reflections on Community Continuing Songlines Hundreds of people turned out to the Murrook Cultural Centre for Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council’s annual NAIDOC Family Fun Day.

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VALUES STATEMENT

Family and community

Land and spiritual connections to land and waterways

Accountability and responsibility

Cultural awareness and cultural respect

Environment, ocean, plants and animals

Transparency, accesibility and fairness

Building healthy communities

Sustainable use of land and waterways

Honesty and safety

Commitment to achieving the community’s goals including and mentoring our future generation to achieve their highest potential

Business and employment

Unity and cooperation

1. Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA), Section 105(a), available at:
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/maintop/view/inforce/act+42+1983+cd+0+N