The ILC-owned and operated pastoral businesses Somerset, Mindanao and Tiamby Stations are referred to as the Banana Aggregation properties. These have been integrated with other ILC-operated businesses in QLD, Bulimba, Crocodile-Welcome, Merepah, and Mimosa Stations, to provide improved profitability and enhanced training and employment opportunities for Indigenous people.
Known as the Banana properties- the Somerset, Mindanao and Tiamby Stations operate as an integrated business with other ILC-operated businesses cattle businesses in Queensland - Mimosa, Crocodile-Welcome, Merepah and Bulimba stations.

The Banana properties enable the ILC to supply high quality steers to the feedlot industry in Southern QLD. Stock are transferred annually from the northern QLD breeding properties for fattening. The integrated QLD business reduces the ILC’s exposure to the live export trade by enabling cattle to be sold into the domestic cattle market.

The integration of the businesses provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gain better access to ILC training facilities and work experience opportunities during the northern wet season. Trainees gain valuable insight into the ultimate destination of the cattle they have worked with during their training on Cape York.

Extensive infrastructure renovations on the properties are providing valuable work opportunities for Traditional Owners.

Traditional Owners visit the property to enjoy recreational activities. Jackaroos are members of the Traditional Owners' family group, and work at Mimosa and on the Banana properties.
Recent infrastructure development has included pasture improvement, new boundary fencing, new bores and a dam.
 

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