Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
The Mirarr established Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) in 1995 to assist in the sustainable management of development, traditional practice and living culture on their land. The GAC represents the interests of the Mirarr as well as receiving, distributing and investing royalties from the Ranger uranium mine. The GAC is controlled by a Mirarr board of directors and provides services and support for Mirarr members and other Bininj (Aboriginal people) in the Kakadu and West Arnhem region.
Northern Territory Government
The township of Jabiru is one of the Northern Territory’s most promising regional centres. The NT Government has played a coordinating role in planning for the future of Jabiru alongside other stakeholders. The NT Government supports the vision of the Mirarr and is committed to delivering a positive future for the town through helping transition its economy post mining, and handing back control to traditional owners.
Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation Jabiru Town
Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation Jabiru Town (GACJT) [ICN 9378] holds the new township lease over Jabiru. With the support of the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the Northern Territory government, GACJT now administers sub-leases and licences for the many businesses and government services located in Jabiru. GACJT is an Indigenous corporation whose members are the Mirarr People, the Traditional Owners and Native Title Holders for Jabiru.
The World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, including the township of Jabiru, is part of the federal environmental reserve system and administered by the Department of Environment, Director of National Parks division. Other portfolios with lead responsibilities at Jabiru include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
Director of National Parks
The Director of National Parks is a corporation established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the principal Commonwealth legislation for establishing and managing protected areas, including Kakadu National Park. Commonwealth reserves that are wholly or partly on Indigenous people's land are managed in conjunction with a Board of Management. There are also Advisory Committees who provide advice to the Director on the management of other reserves.
Energy Resources of Australia
Energy Resources of Australia Ltd is one of the longest continually operating uranium producers in the world, having operated the Ranger Uranium Mine on Mirarr country since 1980. With operations at Ranger set to cease in 2021, ERA is closely involved in the repurposing of Jabiru and has partnered with the Mirarr and Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and the NT and Commonwealth governments to ensure it leaves a positive social and environmental legacy in the region.