The Northern Territory Government and the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation today launched Jabiru Kabolkmakmen Ltd (JKL), a company that will guide the township in its transition to a post-mining future. Senior Mirarr Traditional Owners and the Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs, and Workforce Training opened the Jabiru Kabolkmakmen office in the Jabiru town plaza which was attended by the local Jabiru community and key stakeholders in the future of Jabiru.
Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation Chair Person Valerie Balmoore said “Mirarr will always be here to look after this country, we are happy to be working with the Government to make sure Jabiru is a great town for everyone”
Minister Uibo said “Jabiru is, and always has been, Aboriginal land. As the Member for Arnhem, I have heard clearly and consistently that the Mirarr traditional owners want to see Jabiru become a thriving hub for tourism, regional services and Aboriginal culture”
Jabiru Kabolkmakmen CEO said “Mirarr will always be here to look after this country, we are happy to be working with the Government to make sure Jabiru is a great town for everyone”.
A press release is available at http://newsroom.nt.gov.au/mediaRelease/31290