August 8, 2018

Boosting Self Determination For Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that Tyntyndyer Homestead Incorporated, Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation, Njernda Aboriginal Corporation and Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative have all received grants.

The grant is from the Labor Government’s Aboriginal Community Infrastructure program, which has invested $14.6 million to build new community infrastructure or to repair, refurbish or expand existing facilities.

Improving Aboriginal community infrastructure is fundamental to the pursuit of self-determination and social and economic development for Aboriginal Victorians.

Funding for the second round of the program is now open. For more information or to make an application visit vic.gov.au/aboriginalvictoria

Quotes attributable to Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins

“Aboriginal organisations are doing a great job delivering front line services and the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program will support these organisations to grow and flourish.”

“Giving Aboriginal organisations like these funding to improve their facilities gives them the ability to control and plan for their own future. This goes to the heart of self-determination and helps close the gap.”