Yarrawarra Caf at Corindi Beach lease

Are you experienced and qualified in the food industry?

Would you like the opportunity to venture into your own business with access to the facilities of a well established
Aboriginal Corporation in a prime North Coast beach location?

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation is seeking an engaging, innovative and enthusiastic food operator who is
looking for a new and exciting challenge. Located within the Yarrawarra cultural complex, Yurral Bush Tucker
cafe is located close to the glorious beaches of the mid North Coast and the growing Coffs Harbour regions.

The menu is to be based on the amazing native tastes of Australia, but how you do that will be up to you; the
opening hours flexible but we ask that the caf is open 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday and preferably 3 other
week days. There is a great opportunity for growth and development in a strong tourism area.

About us:
Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation was established at Corindi Beach in the 1980s with the foundation
membership of local Gumbaynggirr people retaining cultural continuity expressed through stories and events
associated with specific sites in the local landscape. Its aim was and still is to provide economic, social and
cultural opportunities for the Aboriginal community based at Corindi Beach.

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation purchased Lot 170 from the CH&DLALC to establish a Cultural Centre and
leased another portion of land to grow vegetables and establish a workshop. During the 1990s, Yarrawarra has
purchased Lot 4, adjacent to Lot 170 on Red Rock Rd, and has constructed a large number of buildings in the
area. Nuralamee Accommodation and Conferencing Centre was opened in 1999.

Yarrawarra has also established a range of partnerships with government agencies and is deeply involved in
cultural land management. Yarrawarra has constructed walkways, conducted weed control and re-vegetation, as
well as cultural research and education projects.

The Garby Elders group was established in 1997 to empower the local Aboriginal Traditional Custodians. The
Garby Elders have been extremely active with NPWS and other cultural land management agencies ensuring
that cultural places and landscapes are protected and cared for.

Lot 170 Red Rock Road,
Corindi Beach.
NSW 2456

ICN:620 ABN:57 681 836 983

In the 21st century, Yarrawarra Cultural Centre is striving to become a first rate cultural ecotourism and
education facility, with the Wadjar Art Gallery, Yuraal Coffee Shop, and a range of activities and information
for day-visitors as well as Nuralamee Accommodation and Conferencing.

Jalumbo Cultural Heritage Research Unit was established by Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation and the Garby
Elders in 2001, to conduct cultural research and training. Since that time, it has been involved in many areas of
cultural retention and protection. It also provides advice to local land managers on both Public and private land,
Marine Parks, conduct cultural heritage surveys, oral history recordings, archive research, and produce public
interpretations such as books, reports and signage.

Yarrawarra focuses on Aboriginal and Islander people maintaining their Cultural Heritage and integrity and in
turn gives a special gift to the rest of the world. The Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre is proud to be open
to the public so they can learn about and enjoy the unique Gumbaynggirr culture.

Our facilities:
Yarrawarra is located at Corindi Beach, midway between Coffs Harbour and Grafton on the Mid North Coast.

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre is surrounded by tranquil bush land, pristine beaches and abundant

Yarrawarra is home to a bush tucker cafe, a regional Indigenous gallery, and a functions centre that includes

The caf has basic facilities including fridge, freezer, oven, deep fry, pie heater, cake display, dishwasher and
cooking utensils. The eating area is the verandah surrounding the gallery and plastic curtains have been installed
for adverse weather conditions. There are a number of garden table and chair sets scattered around the Centres
gardens where people can eat and enjoy the amenity and natural ambience of the centers gardens. There are also
tables and chairs that can be set up on the verandah each day.

Our preferences:
Our preference is to find someone who would be willing, capable and qualified to lease our caf attached to the
gallery, opening it a minimum of 6 days per week 10am to 3pm at a minimum (which must include both days of
the weekend) and to be available for all catering requirements at the Nuralamee Conference Centre . Yarrawarra
will pay the award hourly rate for catering for functions that are generated through Conference bookings.

We will prefer to support an Aboriginal person or people who are prepared to employ and train Aboriginal
people. The successful leasee would be required to include Australian native ingredients in their menu and be
supportive and positive about the Yarrawarra Centre and its ideals and objectives.

There is a great opportunity for someone with vision and passion to create some great joint ventures involving
the caf, gallery and conference centre and grounds.

There may also be the opportunity to include the caretakers cabin in the lease for those wishing to relocate to
the region as a temporary accommodation option. It is a 1 bedroom basic cabin.

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation will be willing to support the caf through:
- Ensuring staff are employed for events at the Conference Centre
- Utilization of our social media and internet sites
- Ability to organize group activities through the Centre
- Encouraging visitors to the gallery and accommodation Centre to utilize the caf.

The caf should not compete with the Gallery shop.

Lodging your expression of interest:
Applicants should demonstrate either their willingness or proven track record with many of the regions
wonderful food producers and to include native foods in their menu - this venue offers a real opportunity to
capitalize on the inclusion of bush tucker that is of high quality and well presented.

We are passionate about our centre, its history and our culture.

The surrounding beach resorts and caravan
parks, the visitors to our centre and the flow on effect from events and educational programs show a real

As a community run complex the commercial lease is negotiable at a very reasonable rate.

Expressions of interest need to be in writing and addressed to Manager, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation, PO
BOX 102, Corindi beach 2456, or via email manager@yarrawarra.org and must cover the following;
- Name and contact details of Proprietor(s).
- Details of relevant background and experience.
- Suggested menus and opening times
- Business proposal and costing

The closing date for written expressions of interest is Thursday 14th February 2013.

Interested parties who wish to inspect the premises are asked to telephone EJ on 0266407100 or mobile
0488491304 to arrange a suitable time.

We look forward to reading your submission.

Take a closer look at Yarrawarra by visiting www.yarrawarra.org

This is an expression of interest only- Yarrawarra reserves the right to appoint whoever is best taking into
account the objectives of the organization and the qualifications and concepts of the applicants, it also reserves
the right to make no appointments through this process if no suitable applicants are received

Project description: 
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation seeks experienced person to lease the Yarrawarra Caf at Corindi Beach NSW
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Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation
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'E J'
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02 66 407 100
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(02) 4465 2305
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