Consultation now underway on the ILC’s regional strategies

02 Mar 2018

New regions for the ILC and a revised National Indigenous Land Strategy (NILS) mean that the ILC is consulting on its regional strategies.

What are the regional opportunities for realising Indigenous peoples’ aspirations? The ILC wants to hear your views.

The ILC is now consulting on Regional Indigenous Land Strategies (RILS) and would like to hear your views on the opportunities available for realising Indigenous peoples’ aspirations in each of the ILC’s new regional areas.

Late in 2017, the ILC consulted on the NILS for the period 2018-2022. Thanks to your input, the NILS has been updated to reflect the aspirations of Indigenous Australians and the operating environment of the ILC.

It is now time to take a fresh look at the regional strategies in light of the revised national strategy.

The RILS take the strategic intent of the NILS and provide regions within Australia with an additional, layered framework for interpreting the NILS the ILC’s potential role on the ground in each region.

As flagged in the NILS consultation period, the ILC has taken a new approach to the RILS regions.

Instead of being based on state and territory borders, the new RILS regions are Northern Australia, Desert, Southwest Australia and Southeast Australia as shown in the map below.

You can submit your ideas in any form until 5.30pm Friday 16 March.
See here for more on the consultations and how you can contribute.