Media Releases

Yawuru Community -Information session-Conservation Estate

Ngaji Gurrijin,

As most of you are aware the Public Submission Period for the jointly managed Yawuru Conservation Estate is open.

Nyamba Buru Yawuru Land & Sea unit will be facilitating an Information session on Thursday 13th August 2015 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm for the  Yawuru community.

The session will cover:

Breakdown of Plans

  • Overview of the Yawuru Conservation Estate, the plans for discussion and joint management agreements
  • Adaptive management planning
  • Information on the cultural, ecological & social values in the plans

What does this mean for Yawuru People?-

Rights and responsibilities in the conservation of land and sea management”

 Where to from here?

  • Public comment period and options for Yawuru people making a comment
  • Finalizing and implementing the plans



Please note that Nyambu Buru Yawuru will host and facilitate weekly sessions upon request, if some aren’t able to attend.

Please contact Lloyd Pigram on 0499 199 436 or email

Gala Mabu




Yawuru Conservation Estate Public Comment Page

Have your say! – Public Submission Period closes 25 September 2015

The Yawuru conservation estate comprises the four components shown on the map below. All of these areas will be jointly managed by the Yawuru Prescribed Body Corporate representing the Yawuru native title holders under four interconnected management plans. The first two draft plans, the Proposed Yawuru Nagulagun / Roebuck Bay Marine Park indicative joint management plan 2015 and the Yawuru Birragun Conservation Park draft management plan 2015, have been released for public comment and you are invited to have your say on how these areas will be managed into the future. The public submission period closes on 25 September 2015. To download these plans and submit your comments online, go to

Yawuru Conservation Park Map

Yawuru Drug Action Awareness Group media statement

Yawuru Drug Action Awareness group inaugural media statement

Dora and Dickson Street Aged Care Property

Yawuru Concerns about Anti-Social Behaviour

Yawuru Native Title Holders Submission - Northern Australia Joint Parliamentary Inquiry

Yawuru PBC Community decision on proposed fracking at Yulleroo

Nyamba Buru Yawuru - New Management Structure

Yawuru's first major development

Yawuru have approved their first major subdivision at Palmer Road, Cable Beach.

“We have been working on this project since being awarded the Native Title Claim in 2010. This is a great achievement for the Yawuru people, not only creating new housing sites for the community but also for generating income,” explains Rueben Lee-Chi, Nyamba Buru Yawuru Board Member.

The land for this development was granted as part of the 2010 Yawuru Agreements and the 45-lot subdivision will provide sites for single and multi-unit residential developments.  Some of the lots will be allocated for Yawuru Housing programs and other lots will be available for public sale next year to enable Yawuru to recover costs of land development.

Read the full release here  

Yawuru PBC Statement on Boat Facility

On 26 August 2013 Yawuru were presented with a revised concept design for the proposed boating facility which would impinge on significant cultural heritage sites in the area. The new map of the proposed facility contains red dashed lines which show the Yawuru sites.
The Yawuru Native Title Holders Corporation (PBC) has considered these most recent designs developed by the Department of Transport.

Read the full release here  

23rd August - Yawuru Website Live

Local Yawuru woman, Danica Manado has recently designed the Yawuru website. is now live. Jump online and find out more about Yawuru history, culture and current programs.

Danica is proud to have created the design for the Yawuru website. She has incorporated the two custodial Boss Lizard figures in the header of the website. These ‘Boss Lizards’ promote respect for the Yawuru culture and country.

“It’s great to have a new website where people can access Yawuru information. Not only is it important for Yawuru people but also for anyone who visits Broome to find out about our history. A lot of information is now stored in one spot and it’s very easy to use. You can easily find out more about Yawuru people and their stories, as well as reading up on Yawuru culture, the Yawuru six seasons and there is more detailed information for Yawuru members,” explains Danica. Read the full release here  

29 May 13 - Nyamba Buru Yawuru Office Official Opening

Wednesday 29th May 2013, is the official opening of the Nyamba Buru Yawuru Office.

“The opening of Nyamba Buru Yawuru offices is an occasion to celebrate the journey of the Yawuru people. The office building highlights the location and place where those wishing to engage with the Yawuru native title holders nedd to come.” Chairperson, Patrick Dodson. Read the full release here 

5 Apr 13 - Yawuru Social Housing Rental Scheme

Nyamba Buru Yawuru, the commercial and operational company for the Yawuru native title holders, has initiated a new housing program to assist Yawuru people who are experiencing housing stress. Read the full release here. 

3 Sep 12 - Statement on the Yawuru Conservation Estate

Under the Yawuru Native Title Agreement, Yawuru Native Title Holders, the Shire of Broome and the Department Environment and Conservation are responsible for the development of joint management plans for the proposed Yawuru conservation estate through the Yawuru Park Council. Read the full release here 

10 Mar 12 - Buru Energy Must Explain Their Activities

The Chairman of the Yawuru Native Title Holders Corporation Mr. Patrick Dodson today called on Buru Energy to spell out clearly its exploration and extraction methodology so that Yawuru native title holders can make an informed judgment about the company’s activities on Yawuru country. Read the full release here 

25 Feb 10 - Signing Ceremony Marks the Start of New Era

In 1994 the Yawuru People began their fight for recognition of their rights to their ancient land and waters. Finally, in 2006, Federal Court Judge Justice Merkel made a successful ruling in favour of the Yawuru people. Read the full release here