Indigenous Landholder Service - North

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The Indigenous Landholder Service – North (ILS North) covers the northern region of Western Australia, north of Coral Bay, and across to the Northern Territory border.

ILS North has six staff operating from the Broome and Kununurra offices to meet the demand from Indigenous landholders in this vast region.

There are 40 Indigenous-managed properties in the northern region and MILS currently provides support to 20 of those properties.

The main areas of support provided to Indigenous landholders are:

  • Environmental Management Plan/Ecologically Sustainable Rangeland Management – an interactive process that involves the community to assess the condition of the property and provide strategies to improve the land leading to increase in production yields
  • Governance – support landholder organisations to build compliant, strong management structures and procedures that will improve economic viability
  • Training – provide accredited and unaccredited training to landholder groups to increase skills and knowledge that are essential to efficient operations and increase business opportunities
  • Business development – support the development of business opportunities and implementation of current best practice pastoral production techniques to improve herd management and marketing techniques
  • Business and strategic planning – providing planning processes that develop landholder capacity to implement business goals
  • Extension support – providing direct extension support to Indigenous landholders to make their properties economically viable and developing linkages between technical expertise and Indigenous landholders.

Contact information

Mark Chmielewski
+61 (0)8 9368 3974