Indigenous lands in the state’s Far North are returning to commercial production and creating employment through the State Government’s $10 million Jobs Accelerator Fund.
Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said the $1.4 million North West Indigenous Pastoral Project aimed to partner the State Government with local industry to create employment opportunities for indigenous workers.
“Seven people have already been employed and ongoing recruitment of another 16 is underway,” Mr Brock said.
Kokatha Chairperson Andrew Starkey said plans were also in place to invest in additional indigenous pastoral enterprise employment options in the future, including initiatives like Working on Country, Bush Blitz and Green Army and cultural tourism.
“These initiatives are intended to value-add to the pastoral side of our business,” Mr Starkey
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