Welcome to Barengi Gadjin Land Council
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the Victorian Government update to declare the state of Victoria a State of Disaster, the Barengi Gadjin Land Council Executive has implemented a Continuity of Operation Plan.
As of immediate action the following precautionary measures will be in place to minimise risk to staff, stakeholders and members of the community.
Immediate closure of all Barengi Gadjin Land Council Offices to the public until further notice
Staff based in the BGLC Offices will be working remotely and will be accessible via email (please see details below)
No BGLC in person events will be scheduled until further notice
All face to face meetings to be either teleconferences or video conference, this includes board meetings until further notice
This is an unprecedented time with many challenges for our entire community, this must be dealt with patience and empathy through this challenging time, we must be flexible and manage this in an agile manner to get through this.
Staff Contact Details
Michael Stewart – Chief Executive Officer
Joanne Clarke – Manager, Community Development
Kate Whitton – Manager, Governance and Budget
Barengi Gadjin Land Council - At a Glance
Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) represents Traditional Owners from the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk peoples, who were recognised in a 2005 Native Title Consent Determination, the first in south-eastern Australia.
BGLC is the Federally recognised authority to speak on behalf of the Wotjobaluk peoples. We are also the only body in the region with the legislative authority to make legal decisions about cultural heritage.
We are the Prescribed Body Corporate for the Wotjobaluk claim area, as outlined in the Native Title Act, giving us legal authority and obligation to work on behalf of Traditional Owners.
BGLC is a Registered Aboriginal Party, as appointed by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.
Stuart Harradine – Manager, On Country Operations
Janine Coombs – Manager, Recognition, Advocacy and Media
Tim McCartney – Manager, Economic Development