Barang Regional Alliance Ltd (Barang) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal organisation supporting the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Darkinjung Land on the Central Coast of NSW.
We advocate to reform current thinking, systems and processes to deliver more effective service delivery outcomes and accountability to the Central Coast Aboriginal community.
We achieve this through our participation in the innovative Commonwealth Government Empowered Communities (EC) initiative which is being delivered in 10 regions across Australia. The National Indigenous Australians Agency provide funding to Barang to lead the design and delivery of this major Aboriginal reform agenda.
Barang is also supported through our participation in the NSW Government ‘Local Decision Making’ (LDM) initiative which aims to increase local Aboriginal involvement and decision making in the services being delivered to the community by NSW Government service providers.
Barang Regional Alliance acknowledge and pay respect to our ancestors – those that have gone before us – those who have cared for and managed these lands, seas and waterways for generations.
We acknowledge the Darkinjung people as the traditional custodians of the Central Coast – The traditional boundaries of Darkinjung (Darkinyung) land extend from the Hawkesbury River in the south, Lake Macquarie in the north, the McDonald River and Wollombi up to Mt Yengo in the west and the Pacific Ocean in the East.
We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from various nations and now call this country home.
We acknowledge our elders who are our knowledge holders, teachers and pioneers – who have paved the way for us and upon whose shoulders we stand. We acknowledge and pay our respect to those leaders who have gone before us and recognise, respect and uphold their contribution to our people and to the community of the Central Coast.
We acknowledge our youth and our emerging leaders who are carving out future pathways and are our hope for brighter future.