Deerubbin LALC Role and Function

Section 52 of the ALRA provides for a Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) to have the following functions:

• To improve, protect and foster the best interests of members and all Aboriginal people within it’s area;
• To provide housing for Aborigines in the Council’s area;
• To give effect to the wishes of members as expressed at regularly held meetings of the Council;
• To seek funds from the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) for administrative purposes;
• To make claims for Crown Land;
• To promote employment and employment training as a means of obtaining self-sufficiency for Aboriginal people;
• To negotiate the acquisition of lands of cultural significance to Aboriginal people who are listed in Schedule 14 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act;
• To submit proposals to the Director-General of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for the listing of lands of cultural significance to Aboriginal people;
• When dealing with such lands, to act in the best interests of those Aboriginal people who are listed in a register kept by the Registrar of the ALRA;
• In recognition of the fact that land is of spiritual and cultural importance to Aboriginal people, to commence, support and carry out proposals designed to protect and preserve the sites and culture of the traditional peoples of its area.

Link to the ALRA:
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/act/1983/42/whole