Aboriginal corporation in Kalgoorlie asks for help

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, has appointed a special administrator to help the directors of the Nooda Ngulegoo Aboriginal Corporation to strengthen their corporate governance.

On 4 December 2009, the Registrar received a request from nine of the ten directors to appoint a special administrator to help improve the governance and management of their corporation.

The corporation is located in the Western Australian goldfields city of Kalgoorlie, 595 km east-northeast of Perth.

The corporation aims to provide community services such as employment and job seeker assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Wongatha region. The corporation receives government funding to provide a range of essential services to the local community.

‘The corporation is funded to maintain the power supply and municipal services to two outlying communities at Windidda and Kutkabubba. The corporation will continue to trade as normal’, Mr Beven said.

The special administrator will work closely with the directors, provide advice and guidance, and make recommendations to improve internal systems and procedures.

The Registrar has appointed Mr Tony Grieves as the special administrator. Mr Grieves can be contacted on (02) 6247 6200.

In the first half of next year, ORIC will run corporate governance training in Kalgoorlie for all interested members and directors.

Special administration is a special measure under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006. See ORIC’s fact sheet Special administrations: what members and directors should know for more information.

Contact:

Lisa Donnelly on (02) 6219 7611,
14 December 2009
ORIC MR0910-16