Local Aboriginal Land Councils

Local Aboriginal Land Councils. The many Goori organisations throughout the Lower Hunter Region, include eight Local Aboriginal Land Councils: Darkinjung LALC, Awabakal LALC, Karuah LALC, Bahtabah LALC, Mindaribba LALC, Biraban LALC, Worimi LALC, and Wanaruah LALC. They are formed under the NSW Land Rights Act 1983 which with its subsequent amendments provides some Goori communities with the opportunity to claim Crown land that is not required by government. Additionally the Act provides a source of funding to land councils through a percentage of the monies raised by the state government through land taxes over the 15 year period from 1983.