The handing back of an 88,000-hectare property in southern New South Wales to its Traditional Custodians will ensure the protection of ecologically vital wetlands and significant Aboriginal heritage sites.
Easier access to a wealth of cultural heritage information and improved relationships between Traditional Owners and resource companies are not the only benefits from The Keeping Place project. The ILSC’s support of this innovative project has helped Indigenous people to protect their culture and manage their land.
Since 2007, the ILSC has received funding from the Federal Budget to manage the Real Jobs Program in the Northern Territory. This provides work-based training and employment for unemployed Indigenous people, to build their capacity and assist their transition into jobs in the land management, tourism and agribusiness sectors.