About us

Jabiru Kabolkmakmen has been established as a company limited by guarantee with the Northern Territory Government and Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation as its two founding members. Jabiru Kabolkmakmen provides services that progress the repurposing of Jabiru with the following three priorities:

  1. support the transition of ownership, leasing and maintenance of housing, business premises and other infrastructure from the current town Headlease to new township leasing arrangements.
  2. provide services to the founding members and other major stakeholders, which support and progress the detailed implementation of the Jabiru Masterplan.
  3. facilitate social and economic development for Jabiru, Kakadu and West Arnhem.

Our board

Alan Tietzel – Chair

Alastair Shields – Director (NTG) 

Justin O'Brien - Director (GAC)

    Our Team

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    Chief Executive Officer

    Please contact Interim CEO via [email protected]

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    Glen McGrath

    Licensee/Real Estate Manager

    Glen brings many years of experience working in remote NT and has previously supported Groote Eylandt and Nhulunbuy with housing management and maintenance. Glen joined the team in 2021 as a licensed real estate agent with a background in the commercial property and facilities sector.

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    Clinton Mackie

    Asset Manager

    Clint has been a resident of the region for over five years and has worked as a carpenter, supervisor and site manager throughout Kakadu and West Arnhem – and across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the Middle East. Joining the team in 2021, Clint’s expertise and sound understanding of the region supports the rectification and maintenance of Jabiru’s housing stock.

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    Lauren Sherwell-Spears

    Property Manager

    Lauren returned to Jabiru in March 2023 to support the JKL team in all aspects of property management. Lauren holds a Diploma of Management and is a licensed Sales Representative with over 10 years of property management experience in residential, hotel and staff accommodation throughout the NT, QLD and SA. Residents can expect to see Lauren at routine house inspections.

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    Sesha Whitehurst

    Property Support Officer

    Sesha joined the team in 2022 as a familiar face to Jabiru residents, bringing retail, customer service and leadership experience to her new role as Property Support Officer. Sesha is also a board member for the Red Lily Health Board.

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    Stephen Browngedge

    Works Team Leader

    Gedgey joined the team in 2023 following several years of supporting the rehabilitation of the Ranger mine site and is a familiar face to the region having lived in West Arnhem and Kakadu for 20 years. Gegdey provides property and grounds maintenance to the Jabiru housing stock, with intention to expand his role to create and support meaningful training and employment opportunities for local bininj.