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Thamarrurr Development Corporation

Thamarrurr Development Corporation

About Thamarrurr Development Corporation

Established in 2008, the Thamarrurr Development Corporation Ltd (TDC) is a not-for-profit corporate entity owned by members of the Wangka, Lirrga and Tjanpa peoples. With a Board of Directors and Members representing the three ceremony groups and 20 clan groups of the Thamarrurr Region, the organisation provides representation in business, socio-economic development, employment and training as local communities strive for economic independence and freedom from reliance on welfare and government subsidies. 

The TDC employs over 120 people, with over 50% being local Indigenous people, and delivers the following services: 

  • Construction and maintenance of commercial, residential and infrastructure facilities 
  • Provision of short-term accommodation via TDC Village 
  • Service station and mechanical workshop 
  • Land and sea management through the Thamarrurr Rangers 
  • Provision of Commonwealth Government’s  ‘Community Development Program’, supporting 800+ jobseeker clients across the region 
  • Local Post Office 
  • Cultural Programs to empower local identity and leadership 
  • Support for Homelands and a more regional approach to development 

The Western Top End Savanna Fire Management Project is in the process of setting up a carbon business over the entirety of the Daly River Port Keats Aboriginal Land Trust (DRPKALT). The land trust falls entirely within the >1000mm/annum rainfall zone and is referring to a baseline period of 2010-2019.

FIND OUT HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ACROSS NORTH AUSTRALIA ARE REDUCING AUSTRALIA'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY CARING FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

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