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Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation


State/Country:New South Wales, Australia

Subject Matter:Agriculture | Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Land Management | Land Settlement | Land Transaction | Leadership | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Research
Summary Information:

The Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council ('DLALC') began in 1983 under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW). 

Since 1993 the DLALC has since been actively involved in accumulating a substantial amount of landholdings. DLALC now the larger private landholder in Western Sydney. Because of this, DLALC has been able to contribute towards its commitment of strengthening the confidence of Aboriginal people and families. This commitment extends to being able to provide greater opportunity to Aboriginal people and families and to the greater community. 

DLALC's key functions under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) are to: 

  • manage and develop land and other assets
  • manage community benefit schemes and;
  • manage business enterprises and investment.

In addition to this, the Council has formed a 'Community Land and Business Plan'. This plan aims to strengthen the Aboriginal families of the area by supporting culture and heritage, employment, education and recreation. 

Related Entries

  • Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)
  • Case Law
  • Gale on behalf of the Darug People v Minister for Lands (Unreported, FCA, 7 September 2004) - Respondent
  • Gale v Minister for Land & Water Conservation for the State of New South Wales [2004] FCA 374 (31 March 2004) NG6004 of 1998 - Respondent
  • Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council v Attorney General of New South Wales [2020] FCA 1506 - Applicant
  • Deerubbin Aboriginal Land Council v Attorney-General of New South Wales [2017] FCA 1067 - Native Title Applicant

  • Glossary

    Aboriginal Corporation (Australia)

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