The ILSC invests in projects that assist Indigenous people with the acquisition and management of land, and water-based activities, so they can achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits.
These project profiles are intended to provide richer insights on the outcomes that are expected to be achieved by each of the projects, as well as highlighting the different pathway that partners choose to reach these outcomes.
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.
Challenged by a lack of infrastructure and equipment and with a clear opportunity to grow its business, employ more Indigenous people and generate economic and training benefits from Indigenous-owned land, Barossa Valley Pastured Eggs is now on the path to long-term sustainability as a result of ILSC Our Country Our Future funding.
ILSC co-investment in a solar hybrid power system has helped to overcome business infrastructure issues that heavily impacted cash flow for Indigenous cultural tourism operators at a resort in remote Western Australia.
ILSC land acquisition and land management assistance combined with Queensland Government funding has seen Indigenous people growing the value and productivity of their traditional country, and preserving and strengthening culture through reconnection to country.
The Karajarri people are Traditional Owners of the land and intertidal zone along the south-west Kimberley coast, WA, and extending several hundred kilometres eastwards into the Great Sandy Desert.
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.
The Kakadu Plum Project has helped forge an alliance of Aboriginal enterprises to harvest, market and commercialise Kakadu Plum to build a sustainable industry that provides employment, builds capability, promotes networking and knowledge sharing, builds a stronger connection to country, and generates economic benefits stemming from traditional cultural practices.
The ILSC delivers the $34 million SFM Program on behalf of the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s voluntary commitments with the Northern Territory Government to offset carbon emissions from the project’s onshore facility.