Economic development initiatives

Local councils cooperate with all levels of government. They help with the development and implementation of infrastructure, facilities and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

NSW Aboriginal Land Council

The NSWALC Economic Development Policy outlines the broad strategies and initiatives the organisation will pursue to drive economic development towards wealth creation and wellbeing for Aboriginal people in NSW.

NSW Government

Skills NSW has an Aboriginal Services Unit that offers a number of programs focused on Aboriginal training, employment and business development.

The NSW Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019-25 sets out the key initiatives for the NSW Government to attract and retain Aboriginal staff, support career development and progression and improve workplace cultural competency.

The Aboriginal Participation in Construction Policy led by ProcurePoint (formerly NSW Procurement) requires 1.5 per cent of the total estimated value of a contract be invested in supporting Aboriginal participation.

The Scope for Government Agencies to Support Aboriginal Business Direction allows NSW Government agencies to purchase goods and services valued up to $150,000 from an Aboriginal business with a single quote.

The Aboriginal Economic Prosperity Framework is an important component of OCHRE. Aboriginal Affairs is the agency responsible for progressing this economic reform agenda, which aims to better coordinate effort across government and ensure stakeholders work together effectively to support Aboriginal people’s greater participation in the NSW economy.