Investments in Projects
Stories from ILSC-funded projects
The ILSC provided funds to Searchlight Education to build a crèche at Hymba Yumba Community Hub, Springfield, and QLD. The crèche is seen as the cornerstone of the larger Community Hub serving Indigenous families in the Springfield and the Ipswich/Logan corridor.
The ILSC acquired Mawonga Station under the Cultural and Environmental Values category for the Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation in conjunction with the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Merriman Station near Brewarrina in NSW is the venue for an innovative shearing school that trains young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for careers in the wool industry.
Mossman Gorge Centre is an Indigenous ecotourism development constructed by the ILSC and operated by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia in collaboration with the local Kuku Yalanji people. The centre offers visitors improved access to the Mossman Gorge World Heritage area and provides employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The ILSC funded Mowanjum Station, a 51,000ha pastoral lease near Derby in the Kimberley Region of WA to reinvigorate the station’s cattle venture. The venture is helping to create a sustainable enterprise as a source of income for station owners, Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation.
Acquisition of 26 Mertin Street, Bourke, NSW, allows programs and services offered there to continue assisting Indigenous people with greater economic participation and wealth generation, promotion of social justice and the cultivation strong partnerships with Indigenous communities.
The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) opened in 2010 after the ILSC purchased the former Redfern Public School and constructed much needed facilities to benefit Indigenous people across Australia.