Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BAC) is the native title holding prescribed body corporate for the Balanggarra people, managing over 2.9 m ha of land and waters across the northeast Kimberley. BAC holds native title rights, including the right of exclusive possession for most of its Country.
BAC is governed by 16 Balanggarra Directors, and comprises a membership of over 400 Indigenous people, largely based in Kununurra, Wyndham and Kalumburu. The determination area covers a huge expanse of the North and East Kimberley, including Oombulgurri and Forrest River Aboriginal reserves, Carson River pastoral lease, and parts of the Drysdale River National Park.
Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation is providing value to Balanggarra people and is working to reaffirm its place as a significant contributor to the Kimberley regional economy. We aim to do so through maintaining robust corporate governance, increasing opportunities for Indigenous employment, enhancing existing and developing new infrastructure on Balanggarra country and expanding our footprint in the Kimberley tourist industry through our subsidiary Balanggarra Ventures (BV).
One of our current priorities is expanding the natural areas we manage using a climate-friendly approach, including adopting right-way fire and ecology practices to benefit from equitable global carbon and environmental offset markets.