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.
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.
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.
A historic multi-million dollar commercial fishing venture launched in December 2019 will create jobs and training opportunities for the Ngarrindjeri people in South Australia.
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.