Clermont Aboriginal CDF
Rio Tinto Coal Australia and the Wangan & Jagalingou native title claimants signed an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) in May 2008. This agreement established an Aboriginal Community Development Fund that provides funds to support community driven projects that deliver positive, constructive, real and sustainable outcomes to the local Aboriginal Community.
Since 2008, the Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund has provided more than $860,000 in funding to support business, education and training opportunities for descendants of the Traditional Owner group, the Wangan & Jagalingou people, as well as for Indigenous people within the Clermont district.
The Fund will consider applications that seek funding for any of the following types of projects that take steps towards achieving the vision and that meet the mandatory criteria.Vision
Aboriginal people enjoy the same prospects for employment, economic prosperity and quality of life as other community members.Objectives
Capacity building - Aboriginal people are able to participate fully in their community and are empowered to take greater control of their health and community wellbeing.
Education and training - Aboriginal children reach educational outcomes at the same level as the community average and that there is continual improvement of the educational, training and pre-vocational skills and abilities of Aboriginal people living in the region.
Cultural heritage - the ancient cultural heritage of the Wangan & Jagalingou People is identified and preserved for the benefit of current and future generations.
Governance - a professional governance structure and process to enhance effective and efficient planning and decision-making, leadership, coordination and monitoring of the Trust is developed and maintained.