About Us


History

 
 DLALC members trip to Canberra for Kevin Rudd's Apology to the stolen generation 2008

Since its creation in 1984, Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council has constantly focused on improving the lives of its members. The Council achieves this objective by implementing policies and procedures through the operational functions of an Aboriginal Land Council, and in accordance with the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW,ALRA,1983).

Specifically the Council:

  • Provides a focal and information sharing point for Aboriginal issues
  • Advises government and property owners and managers regarding sites of significance
  • Supports Culture and Heritage events and celebrations
  • Claims land under the land Rights Act -  today holding near 4, 638 acres, the largest landholder on the Central Coast
  • Has assisted in identifying over 7,000 registered Aboriginal sites
  • Delivers social housing and related services to members
  • Provides Funeral Fund support to members
  • Has forged new initiatives in NSW Aboriginal Land Council management
  • Has a very strong position in land and cash assets.

The design, development and successful implementation of the DLALC Community, Land and Business Plan will enable the Council to move into a new phase of financial and economic growth and development enabling the Council to provide more services to members, particularly those services that will empower the Aboriginal community socially, culturally and financially.