Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council is happy to welcome aboard Shane Ivey as the new Northern Aboriginal Extension Project Officer (AEPO) Funded by the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.
Shane is a qualified Bush Regenerator and has Certificate 4 in Conservation Land Management (Natural Area Restoration) and has many years of on-ground Bush Regeneration experience at both a community and professional level. For the last five years he has worked in local government at Byron Shire Council in the Bush Regeneration Team working on High Conservation Vegetation from Littoral Rainforest to Lowland Rainforest. Shane started out with council as the Indigenous Bush Regenerator and ended up as the Bush Regeneration Supervisor. When asked why he left such a good job he said,” well you can’t work on the tools all your life, stepping up to a project officer role to help out community seems like a natural progression in Natural Resource Management terms”.
An Aboriginal Extension Project Officer can help provide information and advice to help link communities to potential partners, Natural Resource Management programs and funding opportunities as well as to help build partnerships and encourage collaboration between communities and other stakeholders and to develop and support the operations of an Indigenous Natural Resource Management network. If you think you or your organization can help or needs help or advice, please don’t hesitate to call Shane on 0266 215 541.
By Ngulingah LALC employing an Aboriginal Extension Project Officer, it is hoped that we will be able to engage the Indigenous communities of the Far North Coast in Natural Resource Management.