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Our Membership

GLALC belongs to our Members, which makes them the most important people in the organisation.   

GLALC is the heart of our Aboriginal community and fosters community pride alongside management of community assets. Members are consulted at every step of our journey and Member approval is vital to our progress. Our membership has increased 45% since 2016 and is now over 720.  The majority of our Members are between 40 and 60 years old, whereas the median age of First Peoples in the area is 25. Understandably our Health and Transport services appeal more to older clients but GLALC is looking to provide more facilities for young people in the coming years.  To uphold our great standing in the community we assure our Members that all funds are safely invested, carefully managed and provide a reliable income stream. We continue to submit competitive applications for grant funding and improve our service entities to ensure growth and enhancement. We also map, manage and protect our cultural and historical sites.

This Act is the legislative backbone of GLALC and specifies the aims, objectives and range of services that are permissible as well as the allowable functions of NSWALC.

The 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils in NSW are all under the umbrella of the NSWALC. The specified objectives are to engage with Members, promote, celebrate and educate Aboriginal identity, culture and heritage, provide and manage community benefit schemes and services and provide and sustain business enterprises and investment. The functions assigned by the Act to NSWALC are land acquisition, oversight of Local Aboriginal Land Councils (including Gandangara), advise the Minister about Land Rights, prepare and implement related policies, administer statutory accounts, exercise the Commonwealth Native Title Act, protect and promote awareness of Aboriginal culture and heritage and financial stewardship of all LALCs.

Our Members are the most important people in our organisation. We are here to serve and help you and your families in any way we can. Our doors are always open, and we are always listening to the needs of our Members and working towards the benefit of the community. Your input in to our community is what drives Gandangara in to the future, and it is invaluable for us to have the opportunity to learn from you while supporting you in any way we can.

To do that well, we need to be able to keep in regular contact with you.

For this reason, it is vital to ensure your contact details are up to date, particulary if any changes to names, addresses, emails and phone numbers. If there have been any change of details for you, please submit a Change of Details form as soon as practicable to, or come in to the office to complete a form in person.

Please use this form to register any skills or talents that you have, and we will let you know if there are any opportunities to showcase them at events and programs!

Step 1: Personal details

Cultural Connection
Skills and Talents Details

Members Meetings 2024

Date Time Meeting
20/03/2024 6:30pm – 9:30pm Ordinary Members Meeting
19/06/2024 6:30pm – 9:30pm Ordinary Members Meeting
18/09/2024 6:30pm – 9:30pm AGM Members Meeting
18/12/2024 6:30pm – 9:30pm Ordinary Members Meeting