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Minister Scullion: Driving economic development in Mossman Gorge

2 Nov 2017
  • Over $360,000 to support Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku to deliver jobs and home ownership
  • Part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion has announced an investment of $364,000 into the Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Aboriginal Corporation to drive economic and community development in Mossman Gorge.

Minister Scullion said that the funding would enable Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku to kick-start their project, Balka Bama Minday Wuban Mara Waban Wabaji, ‘Making Bama Brave, Strong and Busy’.

“Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku undertake fantastic work to better Mossman Gorge, including supporting local people to own their own homes – a first for many in the community.

“This funding will enable them to hire two staff to continue this work, as well as helping the community to work with the Indigenous Land Corporation to plan for the transfer of the Mossman Gorge Centre to community ownership.

“The Mossman Gorge Centre is an award-winning eco-tourism development, which provides local and international tourists with a truly unique experience.

“It’s only right that this iconic local centre is eventually run and owned by the local community.

“I am thrilled that this funding will support Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku to strengthen their governance and develop a transition plan and a sustainable operating model for the centre. These efforts will help to position Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Aboriginal Corporation as the owner and operator into the future.”

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