SWALSC is holding sixteen Elders workshops for further discussion and development of the Cultural Advice Policy and supporting Documents.

The Cultural Advice Policy aims to renew and Preserve Noongar culture, values, land and custom and provide an avenue for Noongar culture to inform and contribute to the traditional, historical and contemporary cultural and political debate.

The workshops are not Claim Group Meetings, so any Noongar person who lives nearby is welcome to attend.

Two meetings will be held on Ballardong country:

Quairading Noongar Elders Forum

  • 4pm-6pm, Monday, 19 November 2018, Quairading Community Resource Centre, 1 Parker St Quairading.

Northam Noongar Elders Forum

  • 11am-1pm, Tuesday, 20 November 2018, Northam Recreation Centre, 44 Peel St Northam.

Other meetings will also be held in SWALSC’s offices in Perth.

Please contact Gail Beck or Tahn Donovan on 9358 7400 to confirm your attendance or to get answers to any questions you have, or click on this link for more information.

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This page contains content specifically for the Ballardong region. It includes:

  • Information about community meetings and relevant handouts; and

  • Formal documents.

Noongar people are eligible to be involved if they are a descendant of one or more of the Apical Ancestors that were included in either the Native Title Claim Group descriptions (Form 1) or the Native Title Agreement Group descriptions.

Ballardong People Agreement Group Description - from Ballardong People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (Schedule 2)

Increasing Noongar Capacity to Care for Country Project

The 'Increasing Noongar Capacity to Care for Country' project is a project of the State Natural Resource Management Program based out of Quairading co-ordinated by Ballardong Noongar, David Collard.

The project seeks to engage a number of partners and stakeholders including the Quairading Senior High School, the Muresk Institute, and the Shires of Beverley, Brookton, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Quairading, and York.

The Project is funded by the Western Australian State Government Natural Resource Management Program with in kind support from the Shire of Quairading, the Quairading District Senior High School, the Muresk Institute, and SWALSC.

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Agreement Group Town Information sessions

Agreement Group Town Information Sessions were held for the Ballardong region:

  • Saturday, 20 August 2016, 10am - 4pm at the Quairading Town Hall, 10 Jennaberring Road, Quairading;

  • Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10am - 4pm at the Cannington Exhibition Centre, Cnr of Albany Hwy and Station St, Cannington; and

  • Saturday, 15 October 2016, 10am - 4pm at the Northam Lesser Hall, Cnr Wellington Street & Gordon Street, Northam.

The documents and handouts that were presented at the meetings are available to download at the links below:

Meeting Notice

Meeting Agenda

Ballardong Town Information Session Powerpoint Presentation

Draft Ballardong Regional Corporation Rule Book

Draft Ballardong Cultural Advice Policy

Regional Corporation Establishment / SWALSC Transition to CSC - Plan on a Page

Expression of Interest in Membership of the Proposed Ballardong Regional Corporation

Formal Documents

The six South West Native Title Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) have been authorised by the Native Title Agreement Groups and executed by the representative parties for the Native Title Agreement Groups, by SWALSC and by the State of Western Australia and other government parties. These ILUAs commenced operation on 8 June 2015, however the Settlement will not commence until after registration of the ILUAs by the Native Title Registrar and the resolution of any related court proceedings.

Ballardong People Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Ballardong People Agreement Group Description - from Ballardong People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (Schedule 2)

Map of Ballardong Agreement Area

Ballardong Standard Heritage Agreement.doc

Central Services Corporation

Click here for more information about the Central Services Corporation.

Proposed Amendments to the Security Deed & Noongar Boodja Trust Deed

Consultation is underway for proposed amendments to the Security Deed and the Noongar Boodja Trust Deed. Click here for more information and for copies of the all of the formal documentation.