Investments in Projects
Stories from ILSC-funded projects
In an industry first, Wanna Mar is a new commercial tuna fishing joint venture between Traditional Owners, Far West Coast Investments and the Stehr Group.
A $10 million dollar project announced in June 2021 will create a purpose-built village for Aboriginal Elders living in Adelaide, South Australia.
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 Queensland, the ILSC has been working with the Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation (MYAC) since 2014 to realise its goal of establishing ecotourism enterprises on the eastern bank of the Trinity Inlet, opposite the Cairns CBD.
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.
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.
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.
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.