An ILSC-assisted project management plan is helping Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation set itself a new direction. Programs at Decca Station support Indigenous people who have disabilities and mental health issues, and also aim to reduce the rate of re-incarceration of people in the Roebourne region.
Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation (NBAC) owns Decca Station, a non-pastoral 20ha freehold property 20km east of Roebourne in the Pilbara region.  NBAC has 83 members and is guided by a board of Aboriginal elders from Pilbara traditional language groups. NBAC was established in 1970 to address a raft of social and community issues, including employment, in the Roebourne area. 
 
The station had been under used for sometime and NBAC wanted to develop the land.
 
The group approached the ILSC for assistance, and the ILSC funded a property management plan, which identified ways to create social and economic outcomes extending out to 2020. To achieve these outcomes, the plan identified sustainable land uses—a health, healing, learning and meeting place, and commercial income generation opportunities, initially from compost production—which the ILSC assisted with funding.

Now, social programs at Decca Station support Indigenous people who have disabilities and mental health issues, aiming to reduce re-incarceration of people in the Roebourne region. 

The composting business is expected to employ three Indigenous people part-time. Construction of the additional infrastructure will enable training for three people in welding, carpentry, and joinery. The improvements to accommodation will house two families per month.

The composting business will reduce waste management costs, and reduce the amount of waste properties throughout the region sent to landfill.  
 

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