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Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council

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Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council

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Ballina NSW, Australia

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About this organisation

Jali LALC was established in 1983, being one of the first Land Councils to be established after the proclamation of the NSW Aboriginal Land Acts Rights.


The Jali LALC boundary covers the Ballina LGA, the southern part of Byron LGA, north east of the Richmond Valley LGA and eastern part of Lismore LGA . Jali LALC has 1648.803 hectares of total land holdings, which makes it one of the largest land holders in the local area.



The area is the traditional country of the Bundjalung people. Cabbage Tree Island (approx 22.5 km south west of Ballina) is the home place for most local Aboriginal community members, and is where Jali LALC was established.


The Jali LALC office is based in central Ballina (Bundjalung word for Ballina is known as Bullinah).


Jali LALC has a total membership of 316 and is governed by 9 Directors which are elected every four years by and from the membership.


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