Partner Aboriginal Corporations
The Lirrwi Yolngu Aboriginal Corporation
Lirrwi is a home-grown tourism venture that offers visitors an opportunity to experience Indigenous East Arnhem land, not only in the easily-accessed community of Yirrkala, but in the far-flung homelands scattered across the landscape.
The Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation supports Lirrwi with a grant of $50,000, adding local backing to their Federal funding and corporate partners like Tourism Australia, Qantas, Rydges Hotels and Rio Tinto. This funding enables Lirrwi to support indigenous eco-tourism businesses, employ indigenous tourism operators and develop economic development to build an indigenous tourism industry in East Arnhem Land.
Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation
The Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation funds an affordable housing program with Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation, to subsidies rents for Yolngu Rangers. The Program aims to address the issue of housing affordability in a region where rent is among the highest in the country. The subsidy aims to keep our Yolngu rangers working to manage our lands.
The Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation protect and manage an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) covering 555,000 hectares including 450,000 hectares of marine estate. The affordable housing subsidy allows Dhimurru to continue their important work. Not only do they manage visitation to the East Arnhem recreation areas, but for 18 years they have undertaken regular patrols of remote beaches, searching for, and saving, sea turtles trapped in discarded ghost nets. They pick-up other marine beach debris and on land manage the spread of introduced weeds and feral animals. They are also working to establish a fire management regimen for their IPA.