2009-12 The Corporation has developed a Strategic Plan. Further to this plan, the direct descendants know the Wonnarua traditional boundaries, language, lores and customs and will be working together to protect sites and enhance the future of the Wonnarua people.
Application is made to protect Aboriginal land at St Clair through the Indigenous Land Corporation. They buy it and Wonnarua Aboriginal Corporation manage it. It cannot be sols it has a caveat attached. It cannot be mined. A nursery is planned by the Wonnarua Aboriginal Corporation to grow local trees to reclaim bushland. The Biame cave is also protected.
The WNAC differentiates itself from other organisations by way of its Native Title credentials. This status arises from the descendants of Sara Madoo having passed the Federal Court registration test. The membership of the Wonnarua Nation encapsulates this group. The WNAC has 3 arrangements in place under Native Title and is in a position to develop more. This is the special purpose of the Nation as it is something that no other organisation in the Hunter is currently in a position to do. In pursuing this course, the Wonnarua Nation also creates access to funds and will use these funds for the ongoing benefit of its members. Such actions would enable more beneficial programs to be delivered to Wonnarua people and also fund the ongoing operations and growth of the organisation. The new Cultural Reclamation committee must complete the essential and important work required to add integrity to our Native Title position. It is anticipated that funding already applied for may enable this to be funded in earnest and this situation should be clarified in the first quarter of 2010.