The Governor met with Mr Wayne Nannup, CEO South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council (SWALSC)
During the meeting the Governor was briefed on the SWALSC’s recent announcement regarding Noongar initiatives to address homelessness. Click here to read more
“Meeting today with Wayne Nannup who was a leader in negotiating the purchase of the El Caballo resort and lifestyle village. This follows the creation of the Aboriginal Housing Foundation which is a special purpose charitable trust created to benefit Noongar people of the South West of WA.
This is a major initiative of resilience and self reliance that comes at a critical time. Wayne made clear to me its multi-functional purpose. It will house 180 Aboriginal people, but also support services responding to domestic violence, a rehabilitation centre, cultural awareness centre and a specialist aged care and child care.
It is one of the most exciting initiatives I have seen as Governor. Folk have stepped out into action on a multiplicity of fronts that are the subject of endless conversation. There is a passion here to exceed in an area of real need.”
The South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) are a native title service provider to the Noongar people, who are the traditional owners of the south west of Australia. SWALSC works with members to progress the resolution of Noongar native title claims, while also advancing and strengthening Noongar culture, language, heritage and society.