Who are we?

The Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council is situated on the North Coast of New South Wales and was formed under the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Rights Act in 1983.

The Coffs Harbour and District LALC was Constituted on the 2nd of February 1984.

The CHDLALC boundaries extend from Red Rock (Dirty Creek Range) in the north to south of Urunga (Oyster Creek) and also encompass Glenreagh, Nana Glen, Ulong and Fernmount east of Bellingen. Originally the CH&DLALC leased office space in the Coffs Harbour town centre before relocating to a purpose built community centre in Wongala and acquiring the Wongala Housing Cooperative.

Currently the CHD LALC owns and/or manages 55 dwellings for members of the Council within the Council boundaries and these dwellings range in size from 1 bedroom share accommodation to six bedroom family accommodation.

The CHD LALC is also responsible for the protection of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage as prescribed in the NSW ALRA 1983. This means there is numerous consultative processes with government and non-government entities and private land holders

The value of strategic planning

Strategic planning helps organisations to outline:

–         The strategic directions and goals over the next five years

–         The operational actions that need to be completed to achieve these longer term goals

–         The role of individual staff members in achieving the organisation’s strategic directions.

The purpose of a Community Land and Business Plan (CLBP) is to have a clear plan about what the Council will do for the next five years and to show our members how we will achieve these goals.

The CLBP involves planning for core LALC issues such as land, community benefits schemes, business enterprises, investments, and Aboriginal culture and heritage activities to meet the needs of members. The CLBP describes when and how these core LALC activities will be achieved.

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