Midwest Indigenous Landholder Service

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The Midwest Indigenous Landholder Service (MILS) covers the Mid West region, from Moore River 150km northwards to Carnarvon, and east to Wiluna.

MILS is operated from the Geraldton Office to meet the demand from Indigenous landholders in this region.

There are 11 Indigenous-managed properties in the Mid West region and MILS currently provides support to 10 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 potential new business opportunities
  • New business development – investigate and support the development of new business opportunities based upon diversification from traditional farming to ‘value adding’ activities that will support financial viability of Indigenous landholdings
  • 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