The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) is the peak Indigenous body in the Kimberley region working with Aboriginal people to secure native title recognition, conduct conservation and land management activities and develop cultural business enterprises.
KLC supports Traditional Owners in its area to engage with 10 Deserts Project in supporting cultural and ecological knowledge, tourism, fire and feral camel management and other project activities. 10 Deserts Project will also utilise KLCs experience in the development of new revenue streams from carbon credits and co-benefits.
The Kimberley Land Council are located in the vast Kimberley region of northern Western Australia. The region is known for its strong and significant Aboriginal culture and heritage that dates back more than 50,000 years. They continue to work to ensure that land, law, language and culture lives on and continues to be vibrant and long-lasting. KLC does this by getting back country back, looking after country and securing the future.
The Kimberley covers about 423,000 sq km with an estimated population of 35,000 people – half of whom are Indigenous. Kimberley Aboriginal people have undergone rapid and significant changes since European colonisation but have resisted, survived and adapted.
The Kimberley Land Council was set-up for the benefit of all Kimberley Aboriginal people and works with about 25 native title groups to get native title recognition, protect and enhance the high biodiversity values of the region, pursue cultural enterprise development and work to improve socioeconomic circumstances.
KLC are one of the biggest employers in the Kimberley, employing about 130 staff across the divisions of native title, legal, land and sea management, corporate services and finance. The Kimberley Land Council have offices in Broome, Kununurra and Derby as well as smaller satellite stations in remote communities that act as a base for Kimberley Ranger Network teams.
Find out more about Kimberley Land Council on their website – klc.org.au