Aboriginal Community Advisory Group

Hunter Local Land Services working together with Aboriginal Communities.

The Aboriginal Community Advisory Group (ACAG) meets twice a year.

The group consists of 9 Local Aboriginal Land Councils and 15 community members representing key issues and opportunities on behalf of their local community groups and organisations from across the Hunter and Manning Great Lakes.

Some priorities and outcomes identified by the previous Aboriginal Community Advisory Group include:

  • Hunter Local Land Services Cultural Burn training program
  • Weed and Pest Management
  • Aboriginal Land Management employment opportunities
  • Cultural Awareness and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Due Diligence
  • Development of key partnerships

For further information contact Toby Whaleboat on 0429 303 765 or by email: toby.whaleboat@lls.nsw.gov.au

2021 Expressions of Interest for new ACAG members

Hunter Local Land Services is calling on Aboriginal people actively involved in their community that have a passion in cultural land management, cultural awareness and employment opportunities with ambition in promoting and building partnerships to join our dynamic Aboriginal Community Advisory Group. The Group was first formed in 2014, and is looking for members for the next two years.

The Aboriginal Community Advisory Group meets twice a year providing the opportunity to work with members of the Hunter Local Land Services Board and staff and community/industry representatives on a number of key issues relating to Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Biosecurity and Emergency Management preparedness. Applications are now being accepted.


Terms of Reference

This advisory group has its own terms of reference.

Meeting summaries

A summary of what is covered at each meeting is available for your information.


Robert Russell (CEO)

Awabakal LALC

Carol Proctor (CEO)

Bahtabah LALC


Biraban LALC


Karuah LALC

Tara Dever

Mindaribba LALC


Worimi LALC

VacantWanaruah LALC
Joedi Lawler (CEO)Purfleet - Taree

Aleshia Lonsdale

Mudgee LALC

John ClarkCommunity Member, Manning
Brett ChambersCommunity Member, Lower Hunter

John  Thorpe

Community Member, Lower Hunter

Dave Feeney

Community Member, Lower Hunter

Suzie Worth

Community Member, Upper Hunter

Warranha Ngumbaay

Community Member, Upper Hunter

Arthur Fletcher

Community Member, Upper Hunter

Kerrie Brauer

Community Member, Lower Hunter

Deb Swan

Community Member, Lower Hunter

Robert LesterCommunity Member, Upper Hunter
Liz McEntyreBoard Member, Hunter Local Land Services