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.
In November 2019 Australia’s inaugural Bushfoods Symposium was held in Barangaroo, Sydney, with a key aim to increase Indigenous participation in the $20 million bush food industry.
In August 2019, the handing back of a mixed farming property in northern NSW to the local Indigenous community provided an expansion of education, employment and social services for the region.
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.
In October 2020, the Iningai people reopened the rock art gallery to visitors and renamed Gracevale Station to ‘Turraburra’ which reflects the traditional name of the area.
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.