This page includes a summary of current information of importance to Aboriginal stakeholders and associated organisations - to have an opportunity listed here, contact Kira Duroux, Coordinator Aboriginal Programs and Cultural Engagement - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0456 554 812.
Please refer to the websites listed for the specific details of the content supplied.
21 September 2022
Indigenous Protected Area Positions for Gumbaynggirr Country
Senior Ranger – Indigenous Protected Area
Plan, lead and manage day-to-day field work/activities
Plan and implement day-to-day safety, WHS management and WHS compliance in the field
Develop and implement site plans pertaining to Natural Resource Mnagament
Mentor and support team members
2 x Ranger – Indigenous Protected Area
Undertake training with knowledge-holders to participate in cultural burning practices and firefighting activities
Participate in WHS training and implement work practices to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the workplace
Undertake activities to manage the cultural and environmental values of sea country, including surveying, threatened species management, fish habitat creation, estuary and river health
Trainee Ranger – Indigenous Protected Area
Must be willing to commit to completing a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
Undertake feral pest and invasive weeds management
Participate in threatened species management including surveys and implementation of management actions
For more information and how to apply, please contact:
Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Coffs Harbour - email@example.com or (02) 5625 0100
21 September 2022
Nyirrnaa Wajaarr, Yibaa Bindarray (Beautiful Land, Sweet River)
What: Gumbayngirr Arts and Culture Day featuring kids activities, hot food, stall, language workshops, school dance performance, weaving circle and more.
Date: 2 November 2022
Location: Lane Boulevard, South Grafton
21 September 2022
2023-2025 Heritage Grants NOW OPEN for applications!
Applications are open for innovative ideas that boost public access to the state's most significant heritage places and stimulate local economies across NSW.
NSW Minister for Heritage James Griffin said $5 million in funding support is available through the 2023-2025 NSW Heritage Grants program.
The 2023-2025 NSW Heritage Grants program has six categories, including:
- the new Activating State Heritage Grant where one successful applicant will be awarded $1 million in matched funding
- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants where applicants can apply for up to $80,000
- Caring for State Heritage Grants where applicants can apply for up to $150,000
- Community Heritage Grants where applicants can apply for up to $50,000
- Emergency Works Grants to help address emergency situations at state significant sites
- Local Government Heritage Grants program designed for NSW local councils.
For more information visit www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/grants/
To apply visit www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/grants/applying-for-a-grant/
21 September 2022
The Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council (CHDLALC) is seeking the services of a suitably qualified person to fill the role of Koala Officer.
The Koala Officer role has been created to support CHDLALC’s implementation of the Good Gumbaynggirr Koala Country Plan and the broader Gumbaynggirr Nation to achieve their respective koala conservation actions.
The role will be quite varied, depending on the specific needs of Gumbaynggirr community and CHDLALC, the primary focus will be to engage community, councils and deliver cultural conservation actions for koalas.
Please contact Chris Spencer on 0408 264 887 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding the position and for an application package.
Applications close Friday 23 September at 5:00pm.
8 September 2022
Saving our Species
Gumbaynggirr Elders and Community are invited to yarn up 'Saving Our Species' specifically the Glossy Black-cockatoos and the Rufous scrub-bird with Brian Hawkins and the Department of Planning and Environment.
What: A space where we can meet, and better understand the cultural connections and protocols to best support and protect these vulnerable species in the Gumbaynggirr region.
When: 6 October - 11am to 1pm
Where: Digger’s Beach BBQ Area
RSVP: Kristy Pursch Mobile - 0478 718 954 Email - email@example.com
Bowraville Memorial Cup - Thurs 3rd and Fri 4th November 2022
What: An event for school students that includes touch football, basketball and stallholders to help us focus on healing and connecting our mob.
When: 3-4 November 2022
Where: Hennessy Tape Oval, Bowraville
RSVP: Read the flyer PDF, 183.86 KB for further details to RSVP as a student or stallholder.
8 September 2022
North Coast Aboriginal Youth Forum
North Coast Aboriginal Development Alliance (supported by Aboriginal Affairs) have partnered with the Office for Regional Youth to deliver the inaugural North Coast Aboriginal Youth Forum on the 12th October 2022.
Registrations are on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/north-coast-aboriginal-youth-forum-2022-tickets-382712351947 or on the poster QR code.
Registrations requiring transport will close on 6 October 2022.
Over the last few years, communities have been devastated by the impacts of COVID-19, floods, bushfire and drought. It is important that young people are supported to contribute and be actively involved in taking action to support their communities.
The Youth Forum will help participants to:
- discuss isues impacting young Aboriginal people living in the North Coast region
- discuss flood recovery impacting on young people anbd local recovery strategies
- inspire ideas and actions for change
- connect with young people from across the region
- identify opportunities to create meaningful leadership structures to influence the systems and structures that impact Aboriginal people
The forum will conclude with a session on ways forward, identifying key recommendations and potential pathways to creating long-lasting changes that will empower Aboriginal young people for generations to come
Transport and lunch provided. For more information, please contact – Kasey Shannon or Gemma Moore from Office for Regional Youth on 6640 3800.
8 September 2022
Many Rivers Aboriginal Housing
Many Rivers Aboriginal Regional Housing (Many Rivers) is a leading not-for-profit provider of Aboriginal community housing services providing property management services for around 626 properties and support for the needs of tenants
They're currently recruiting for various roles:
- Housing Manager www.seek.com.au/job/58327001
- Relationship Manager - www.seek.com.au/job/58380763
- Housing Officer www.seek.com.au/job/58326813
Appointment to these positions will be subject to Current NSW Driver’s license, National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
They offer an excellent range of benefits including:
- mentoring and support for career development and advancement
- full non-profit status with salary sacrifices available to reduce tax and increase your take home pay
- an opportunity to work with a dedicated team
- a community-based culture and the opportunity to develop long-term relationships within the community.
To find out more please contact Julia Trendall from Abundance Human Resources on 0418 677 781. All applications will be received via seek.com.au.
8 September 2022
NSW Government Grants and funding portal launched!
Across NSW, there are more than 1,300 programs related to grants, rebates, subsidies, and transfers, spanning over 45 agencies with an associated annual spend of more than $18 billion.
The OneCX program, along with Regional NSW and our agency partners have created a central point where the NSW Government can share grant opportunities with customers - making relevant grants more discoverable, informative, and contextual.
The centralised Grants and Funding hub brings NSW Government grants together in one place, search and filtering tools to find grants that are relevant to you.
8 September 2022
Funeral fund for mob
Pay the Rent is able to contribute towards funeral expenses, as well as general expenses during Sorry Business.
To apply, check out the poster, and fill out this form. This form will take five minutes to complete – information you will need: funeral home details, date of passing and bank details for Sorry Business payments. The form helps them quickly gather the information so they can support you.
For urgent matters, please text the Funerals Support number. Please note that the Funerals/Sorry Business support phone number only operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 12pm.
Funeral Support Ph: 0473 238 622
29 April 2022
24 Feb 2022
Staff Profile – North Coast Regional Landcare Network – Aboriginal Landcare Officer
Introducing: Michael Kennedy
Hi - my name is Michael Kennedy and I am a proud Gumbaynggirrr descendant from Grafton (Skinner Family). I have been appointed as the Aboriginal Landcare Officer with the North Coast Regional Landcare Network and work from Grafton. This is the first time such a position has been created in NSW Landcare movement.
What is your career background Michael? Previously I have worked within state government starting with Department of Land & Water Conservation through to successor portfolios to Office of Environment & Heritage 18 years later. I have worked with Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council and also did a few years tenure at Federal Government working with Services Australia (Centrelink Call Centre).
What does your role with Landcare involve? Landcare has a strong interest in finding ways to work more closely with Aboriginal communities across the North Coast. I am interested in knowing what your community/organisation is planning over a rolling period of 12-18 months in regards to any environmental or land management works and how we can create the collaborative partnership. Have you any Plans of Management for your properties? Are you interested in creating a Landcare Group? Ideas for revegetation, weed or pest control, weed identification and management? These are just some talking points to discuss and to have on each other’s scope to be aware of possible grants/funding sources to engage with each other for the works in mind
What is your hope in this role? The Indigenous Program name sums it up perfectly ‘Working Together’. I look forward to the collaborative partnership between Traditional Land custodians and the Landcare Network in learning from each other and ‘Working Together’.
To contact Michael:
- Email: Michael_kennedy@northcoastlandcare.net.au
- Phone: 0423 820 722
- Or arrange an appointment at 1/48 Prince St Grafton NSW at the Clarence Landcare Inc Office.
14 Feb 2022
Tweed-Byron LALC and Mudhima Gulgan Community Association feature in this month's Land Life podcast
In this month’s episode of Land Life we hear from Tweed Landcare, Tweed-Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council and Mudhima Gulgan Community Association about working together on a priority weed program in the Kingscliff and Fingal Head areas.
For more information about this project, contact Tweed Landcare on 02 6670 2199, or Tweed-Byron LALC on 07 5531 1763
To find out how to partner with your local Aboriginal land managers, start by identifying the relevant Aboriginal land council on the NSW ALC website
You can learn more about Landcare on the North Coast via the Landcare Gateway
The priority weeds program referenced in this episode is funded by North Coast Local Land Services through the Stakeholder Partnerships - Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-22.
27 Jan 2022
Indigenous Business Australia - Worskhop/Training opportunities
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) provides a number of workshops for Aborginal people. There are a number of upcoming training opportunities on offer. These include:
- Your Business and IBA info
- Business Essentials: Business Obligations and Finances 101
- Business Essentials:Marketing Fundamentals
For more information and to make bookings to attend visit their website: https://iba.gov.au/business/business-skills-workshops/
29 September 2021
NEW IOS AND ANDROID PHONE APP FOR ONEMOB RADIO
Don’t waste time getting up to date with OneMob Radio.
Did you know:
These apps are available now, download via the links below:
8 September 2021
LOOKING FOR SOME SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE? TRY BUSINESS CONNECT…..
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted independent business advice and events to help you on your journey to business success.
Here is the link to their homepage: https://business-connect-register.industry.nsw.gov.au/pages/home5.html
Eligible small businesses can access some free (and some very low cost) independent business advisory advice. You need to register and book appointments to access the support available.
On the North Coast of NSW NORTEC are the current service providers.
NORTEC also run workshops and have resources click on NORTEC Small Business Solutions (list-manage.com) for the NORTEC newsletter and more information.
The following people are all registered Advisors with Business Connect:
Reach out to one of them today to discuss the areas you would like further business advice or assistance with.
Type of advice/assistance through Business Connect
0417 769 507
Advice on your capability statement and on getting your tendering information, policies and tendering tools prepared
Advice on and review of grant writing applications
0408 133 771
Advice on workplace health and safety
0408 631 801
Help with business growth strategies and general business advice
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