Community Development Projects

Community Development Projects 2018-19 Financial Year

Gumala is committed to working in partnership with our Members and their communities. Our objectives are to:

  • Establish a vision and path forward for communities aligned with current and future needs of those communities.
  • Improve social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes of each community to support and address current and future challenges faced by those communities.

In the financial year from July 2018 to June 2019 Gumala’s community development projects have improved the quality of life for many homeland communities and contributed to their ability to achieve sustainable independence.

A key focus in 2018-19 has been to improve the safety and quality of Lore grounds. This will continue each year to address Gumala’s vision of maintaining traditional Lore and cultural practices.

Expenditure on community development in the 2018-19 financial year totalled $751,301, an increase of 66% compared to the previous financial year, with $450,567 being spent in 2017-18 and $167,783 in 2016-17.

Several successful outcomes included the installation of solar powered systems at Wirrilimarra and Bidiltha to allow these communities to generate the power they need with minimal costs.

The renovation of Peedamulla Station Homestead at Jundaru is a long-term investment in the restoration of a heritage building rich in Pilbara history.

A full breakdown on the works completed for this financial year follows on each project page.

Community Development is managed by the Community Projects Coordinator, based out of the Tom Price office. For more information, please contact the Tom Price office on 08 9188 4500.

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