Ngurrala Aboriginal Corporation is situated in the (Gumbaynggirr Nation) reaching from west to Ebor on the New England mountain range, north to Grafton and south to Stuarts Point, Eungai Rail/Creek in NSW. The Nambucca Valley is located between Coffs Harbour 50km to the north and Kempsey 55km to the south.
Ngurrala Aboriginal Corporation is nestled in the beautiful Nambucca valley and situated on the crossroads of the three major townships of Bowraville, Macksville and Nambucca Heads. The Nambucca valley can boast to having beach fronts, rolling plains and mountain views, it is an ideal place in which to bring up a family, operate a business and most people who come here to visit don't won't to leave.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Ngurrala Aboriginal Corporation operations have been set up to provide opportunities for Aboriginal people of the Nambucca Shire, Stuarts Point, Eungai Rail/Creek and surrounds. The aim of the program is to provide activities to ensure Aboriginal participants gain formal qualifications in their chosen fields of employment.
Goal 1 - Ngurrala will venture to enhance the skills, confidence, motivation and commitment of Aboriginal people and will create access to entry level of qualifications to gain meaningful employment and training opportunities in a limited labour market free from discrimination.
Goal 2 - Ngurrala will provide Community Support Services to ensure the capacity of Aboriginal communities and individuals are being met through for their wellbeing in areas such as; social, emotional, spiritual, health and education to encourage growth towards independence.
Goal 3 - Ngurrala will establish Self Sustainable Enterprises to employ Aboriginal people to become independent of Government funding. Ngurrala will establish first class Training Facilities, to cater for registered training providers, organisations, individuals, groups and community requiring venues for meetings, conferences, workshops and training ventures. Ngurrala will establish a (Native Nursery) to cultivate native plant species, form and harvest and convert the property into an environmental friendly facility capturing the natural resources such as; water tanks & solar panel to reduce carbon emissions.
Board of Directors
Ngurrala's Board of Directors consist of representatives from the following organisations & community groups:
* Macksville (Unkya) Local Aboriginal Land Council
* Bowraville Local Aboriginal Land Council
* Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council
* Stuarts Point, Eungai Rail/Creek
* Gumbaynggirr Elders
* Aboriginal Communities
Patricia Ann Edwards
Above: The Ngurrala (on site)