Projects

As Rio Tinto Alcans multi-billion dollar Gove upgrade nears its completion and begins to wind down, the major national construction firms that produced the work have begun to pack their bags. The expansion has meant production of alumina has increased, as have the movement and processing of ore, and the processing of waste. So, while major construction wanes, the requirements for expanded ongoing service provision creates new opportunities for Gove region businesses.<p>

Bawaka Homeland is located on the beachfront in Port Bradshaw south of Nhulunbuy, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Access is usually by 4WD, the scenic trip takes approximately 90 minutes from Nhulunbuy (45 mins on dirt road and 45 mins on sand). Helicopter and boat access is also available.<p>

Pollyanna Limited is an international company providing Boat Rental Franchise opportunities to indigenous persons and groups in water-and-sun tourism locations around the world. Our prime objective is to provide business and entrepreneurial opportunities to persons and groups that would not otherwise have access to the experience, capital resources, business processes and marketing and advertising required to establish a sustainable and profitable business. Our preference is to deal primarily with indigenous communities, where this is possible.

This is an opportunity to invest in developing Carbon Markets on Cape York. Carbon Planet is working with Balkanu Cape York Development and the Cape York Institute to develop commercial carbon and biodiversity opportunities for indigenous communities on Cape York.

"Didgeridoos, Boomerangs, & Clapping sticks"

Music video on an internet television channel will provide the newest and most popular media tool for indigenous enterprise in Australia.

Currently there are diverse groups who wish to use this application but do not have the capacity for understanding the online capabilities of the internet.

"This is letting you know so you will learn from us. Learn from these words like we have learnt from you. Your knowledge, your education, your background, we are using it. Some of the law and some of the culture of yours. OK and in the same way you must learn..."<br>

Djambawa Marawili, Senior Artist & Madarrpa clan leader<p>

Buymarr homeland is situated approximately 90 kms from the township of Nhulunbuy (Gove) in the North East Arnhem Land region in the Northern Territory. Buymarr, also known as "Buymarrwuy" is a small community that accommodates up to 20 family members. It offers an abundance of wildlife and natural fauna surrounded by the breath-taking coastline and magnificent scenery of Arnhem Land. Buymarr Getaways aims to provide visitors with the following:

* Quiet and private location

* Great fishing experience

Remote Aboriginal communities are often characterised by outrageous levels of alcohol addiction and drunken violence, a large and growing drug problem amongst the youth, poor diets, parental neglect, overcrowded housing, mass idleness and boredom, vandalism, sexual assault and the collapse of formal education. All of which has resulted in abject poverty, loss of dignity, extremely poor physical and mental health, substance abuse, congenital and acquired brain damage, levels of ignorance comparable to Third World victims, and extremely high levels of incarceration and suicide.

Batambil's artworks can be purchased direct from the artist. Also from Buku Larrngay Mulka at Yirrkala and other community-owned arts centre in Arnhem Land.

It is estimated that to develop production facilities to a first phase of development would cost approximately $30,000. This would allow a slab to be poured, a permanent roof to be erected and some other minimum facilities to be established.

If you would like to support Batambil please contact the ISX or write to:

CMT Services has developed a strong methodology for Indigenous employment which is summarised in the chart opposite.

CMT Services has conducted numerous surveys within the Nhulunbuy region to gauge interest in the program. There have been encouraging responses and success to date.

Three Nhulunbuy businesses have already participated in the Cultural Connections Program.

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