Projects

<b>The Community</b>
Pandanus Park, ideally situated on the Fitzroy River and Great Northern Highway south of Derby, is establishing a grow-out farm for the production of the giant freshwater prawn or Cherabin for the local and domestic markets. The community has established a small training facility growing Cherabin and barramundi with members undertaking level 2 and 3 aquaculture training. Feasibility study, marketing and business planning has been undertaken, the site cleared, and licensing and approvals underway.<p>

MSH Pty Ltd t/as Manbana, the wholly owned subsidiary of Kimberley Aquaculture Aboriginal Corporation (KAAC), and KAAC have secured funds to establish the sustainable marine aquarium fish enterprise over a 3 year period. Grant funds were received from Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) for the establishment of capital infrastructure and a mix of grant and primarily loan funds from IBA for operating, with Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) grant funds also contributing to operating costs.<p>

<b>The Community</b>
Rumble Bay community, situated on the east coast of the Dampier Peninsula in an ideal location for aquaculture, is developing an edible oyster farming project. Currently there is no edible oyster aquaculture or fishing industry in the north west of Australia and oysters supplied to the region are transported from the eastern states or New Zealand, usually frozen and thawed. <p>

Mirrijini was developed from the successful "pharmacy upgrade project" of the Tiwi Health Board on the Tiwi Islands 80 Kms North West of Darwin. Its features include a software program for dispensing and inventory control; the Websterpak system for long term chronic disease management; the supply of PBS using Section 100 of the National Health Act; and an advisory service from a resident or visiting pharmacist.

Bardi Ardyaloon has established a tropical aquaculture hatchery near the Bardi community at One Arm Point, on the Dampier Peninsula. The hatchery was established to produce the top-shell Trochus niloticus which is an established Indigenous fishery in the community for the sale of the Mother-of-Pearl quality shell. As trochus stocks were indicated to be in decline the hatchery produces juvenile trochus for restocking purposes to support the commercial fishery and for sale to the aquarium industry in the eastern states.<p>

<i>Wha'sup?</i> is a customary young peoples greeting in the Kimberley. It is a greeting as well as a question about what is happening.<p>
The idea of this project is to empower and engage young, local Indigenous people to talk about their own issues as they work on the development, performance and production of film stories about their experiences.<p>

Goolarri Media Enterprises Pty Ltd is building a phased development of its music arm <i>Gimme Music</i>. As <i>Gimme Music</i> develops Goolarri is seeking expressions of interest from potential partners and joint venture investors to develop the production, publishing and marketing side of its music business.<p>

<i>Gimme Music</i> is based upon the the Gimme Music production facilities as well as the development of the Gimme Music publishing group and Label.<p>

There is an opportunity to develop a laundry service that caters for all of the Tjurubalan communities resourced by CDEP participants with the assistance of a business mentor or philanthropic investor. A partnership with one of the communities in particular Mindibungu being strategically placed to offer a regional laundry service would be targeted, possibly with micro businesses in each of the townsites. With a labour source funded initially through the CDEP program the activity would offer part time employment of up to three jobs.

CDEP and Adult Education programs that operate within the region have developed a pool of skilled metal workers that have no jobs at present. An opportunity exists in an open market to develop appropriate occasional and essential furniture for residents of the region in a micro or medium sized business. The region is due to undertake major household upgrades and this represents a fabulous opportunity to create quality base furniture specifically designed for the conditions and what the customers want at an affordable cost.

Bungoolee Tours is an Aboriginal owned and operated business based in Fitzroy Crossing. The business, run by prominent Fitzroy Crossing man Dillon Andrews, offers one day tours to Windajana Gorge and Tunnel Creek.<p>

Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek are two of the Kimberly regions major icons. Cut into the 350 million year old limestone of the Devonion reef system, these landscape features provide spectacular contrast to the surrounding plains. They are a high priority attraction for many visitors to the Kimberley.<p>

Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is pursuing a range of options for Indigenous joint venturers, co-investors and supporters or a consortium of Indigenous sole owners to buy the Roebuck Seafood business operating out of Broome. It would welcome contact with interested investors and supporters who want to help create sustainable Indigenous businesses through this enterprise in the Broome area.<p> MAC is of the view that the purchase of the business is an important investment opportunity for the Indigenous community.

Wirramanu Aboriginal Corporation (WAC) is seeking a joint venturer in an expanding business arena in which budgets of millions of dollars must be allocated each year. Wirramanu is offering an opportunity for a pest control business (franchise) to gain exclusive rights to service the communities of Mindibungu Kundjat Djaru, Mulan, and Wirramanu. There is also the expanding opportunity to service mine-sites within the region and the township of Halls Creek and outlying areas. The opportunity would involve running the business as a joint venture with the community.

KultureJam works to address social, cultural and economic disadvantage and inequality in Indigenous communities.

Our aim is to further the economic, social and cultural development of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people through the promotion and support of Australian Indigenous music, art and cultural heritage initiatives.

KultureJam's aims are to:

Wunan Foundation was established in 1997 by the ATSIC Wunan Regional Council. ATSIC Commissioner Ian Trust was the Founding Chairperson of Wunan Foundation. The key objective of the Foundation is to alleviate poverty amongst Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley by supporting long-term Aboriginal community development. The Foundation seeks to achieve this by raising funds directly and by making investments that will generate long-term economic and employment benefits for Aboriginal people in the region.<p>

Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) first established in 1987 as Broomes first Aboriginal resource centre. From that time it has developed into a multi-functional support service to indigenous people in this part of the Kimberley.<p>

ATA is the national peak body for Indigenous tourism. It is a non government, non profit organisation and operates on a competitive project basis. The organization was established in response to a recommendation of the draft National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Industry Strategy (NATSITIS) which was developed in response to recommendations arising from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCADIC). <p>

<b>Project Name/Title: Julbunj Ngarrmun Tourism Program<br>
Estimated Start Date: July 2004<br>
Estimated Completion Date: Oct 2004<br>
Total Budget: $21297 (exclusive of GST) <br>
ISX Funds Requested: $10,776.70</b><p>

The Kimberley Centre for Indigenous and Community Economic Development enables local people to perform their own economic analyses, determine their own goals, and implement their own ideas. Our staff provides training with techniques, concepts, and tools, but local people carry out the project: it is done by them, not to them. The result is ownership of the project and ongoing sustainability

First Listed Yawuru Trading Floor<p>
<b>Estimated Start Date: July 2004<br>
Estimated Completion Date: Oct 2004<br>
Total Budget: $ 76,200 <br>
ISX Funds Requested: $39,710<br></b><p>