NBAC

Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation

Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation

Proud of Who We Are

Maximum wellbeing and self-determination’ for all ngarda Ngarliyarndu in their lifetime

Ngarliyarndu means ‘the people of the coastal Pilbara’. Bindirri means ‘star’. On behalf of NBAC’s Members, NBAC Directors carry on a long tradition of the many language groups that have come from the five branches of rivers through to the Ngurin River (Harding River), the Ngarluma people and their ngurra (land) over time to alleviate hardship and live lives of value. Under the guidance of Ngarluma leadership, the multi-language group Board and membership of NBAC reflects the people of the area and respects the cultural authority and leadership inherent in Aboriginal culture and Roebourne town. NBAC’s Board includes representation from senior elders and leaders of Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Yinhawangka, Banyjima, Marduthunera and Karriyarra nations.

NBAC’s history stretches back to 1970 and a very different time. The men and women of Roebourne came together to tackle issues impacting the Aboriginal people of Roebourne.   Since that time, through a tumultuous period of history and many incarnations, including Ieramagardu Gardening (1974), Ngurin CDEP (1982), Ngurin Resources (1986), Robe River Workers (1986), Decca Station (1990), Roebourne Workers Assn (1993) and most recently Ngarliyarndi Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation (2000), the organisation has faithfully served and advocated for the people of Roebourne.

Today, NBAC is a not-for-profit, community association that is a Designated Gift Recipient reporting through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations for a membership of 100% Aboriginal people associated with Roebourne. With exemplary and stable governance, NBAC has stood firm through devastating policy impacts, cyclones, construction booms and busts and the toxic tensions of Native Title negotiation to actively listen to our Membership and the people of Roebourne and deliver practical services in Roebourne.

In accordance to our charter, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri strives to deliver ‘wellbeing and self-determination for all Aboriginal people associated with Roebourne’ in the coastal Pilbara. NBAC interprets ‘wellbeing’ as happiness; and ‘self-determination’ as the absence of Government control. Far from dependency on Government or sponsorship, NBAC is a unique community organisation that maintains independence by self-generating the majority of operating capital. Today NBAC is proudly a 97% self-funded social enterprise.

For more information on NBAC, please contact us directly (Email: info@bindirri.com).

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NBAC’s Services

Through the perspective of NBAC’s Vision for ‘wellbeing and self-determination’, all NBAC efforts are focussed on local solutions for local people.

Centrelink and Medicare

Centrelink and Medicare

NBAC fought hard to establish and maintain a local Centrelink Agency for the people of Roebourne. The Centrelink office is a welcoming central meeting point to address many personal governance issues and is a hub for advertising local activities. NBAC’s Centrelink office is a great first point of contact to seek solutions or just to find out what is going on in our town.

Red Dirt Driving Academy

Red Dirt Driving Academy

NBAC understands that a valid Driver’s Licence a critical personal asset to unlock our personal potential. The process to achieve this milestone can be complex and problematic for many local people. Serving the community since 2012, the Red Dirt Driving Academy provides a personalised governance service to enable local people to negotiate the system and meet the necessarily high standards of identification, safe driving skills and compliance. RDDA is Roebourne’s own driving school, operated by local people, delivering support and lessons to the community from Dampier, Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham and out to Point Samson. RDDA offers license status checks, theory testing for C Class, Heavy Rigid, motorcycle, manual and automatic driving lessons, as well as vehicle hire for Practical Driving Assessment tests with the Department of Transport.

Contact RDDA: rddaadmin@bindirri.com
Website: www.reddirtdriving.com.au/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RDDA2016

Yirramagardu Crew

Yirramagardu Crew

A small hardworking team of local men and women providing home maintenance services to the Roebourne community. Relaunched in 2010, the Yirramagardu Crew prioritise works for the ‘very old and very sick’ to ensure that our old people and our sick people benefit from our services. The skills and confidence gained with the Yirramagardu Crew enables solid progress to resolve employment barriers, such as licence compliance, accommodation, health, certification and site specific pre-qualifications.

Contact Yirramagardu Crew : ycrewadmin@bindirri.com

Brida

Brida

NBAC owns and operates the largest and proudest Aboriginal businesses in the Pilbara. Brida is an award winning Facility Maintenance business, strong in grounds and cleaning services and a range of other industry maintenance streams. Brida is the backbone of the many programs delivered by Ngarliyarndu Bindirri.

Ways2Work

Ways2Work

Ways2Work provides short-term or casual work for local people. Labour hire opportunities in the local area include shut-down, operators, washdown, contract labour and a range of other opportunities. Ways2Work opportunities are often a stepping stone to full-time work with Brida. The Ways2Work team engage Roebourne’s people in the local employment market by assisting with:

  • self-governance
  • work-centred life skills assessments and training
  • home governance
  • health and well-being
  • personal goal setting
  • self-assessed lifestyle choices
  • identifying personal disciplines
  • encouraging work ethics
  • sharing knowledge about workplace structures and responsibilities
  • Centrelink reporting

6718 Advantage Plan

6718 Advantage Plan

6718 is the postcode of our home town, Roebourne. Tired of living with disadvantage, NBAC is delivering a disruptive and ground-breaking social innovation process called the ‘6718 Advantage Plan’ within the City of Karratha, starting with Roebourne. Our old people tell us ‘if you are fortunate to live on Ngarluma ngurra, you should live a life of advantage’. Backed by 10 years of Elders Yarns and the leadership of Roebourne, 6718 calls on all government and industry leaders to ‘collaborate and focus’ on the gaps within the town of Roebourne and transparently share information with the leadership of the town, allowing the people of Roebourne make decisions for Roebourne. The 6718 Advantage Plan boldly aims to ‘close all the gaps in Roebourne’. We call it a ‘flat table where we can talk straight with Government’ and we believe it is the way forward for our town.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/6718-529937134100153
Website: www.6718.org.au