Governance

The Yawuru native title holders under the Native Title Act have set up the Yawuru Native Title Holders PBC (Prescribed Body Corporate) to manage and protect our native title. The PBC Board has 12 Directors – six directors with responsibility for customary laws and six directors chosen by members.

As part of the 2010 Yawuru Agreements the native title holders chose to set up Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd (NBY) to make sure that the obligations and opportunities emerging from the Global Agreement are managed and advanced.

Nyamba Buru Yawuru is the Yawuru operational arm. It manages Yawuru’s commercial assets, employs staff, gets land ready for development and does business to create income. The income is used to pay for the community development, housing work that Nyamba Buru Yawuru also does as well as secure its operational demand.

Nyamba Buru Yawuru is set up under the Corporations Act, and its vision is to create and grow Yawuru assets and income to make sure that Yawuru people have a sustainable source of income for current programs and for future generations.

The Board of Nyamba Buru Yawuru is made up of up to five Yawuru directors and two independent directors who have commercial and legal expertise.