About Nyamba Buru Yawuru

Nyamba Buru Yawuru

Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) is a not for profit company owned by the Yawuru native title holders through their corporate Group structure.  NBY has the responsibility to generate income from Yawuru’s capital assets; land, community, social and cultural capital.  It is a key driver in the local economy, playing a leadership role in partnership with industry, local government and the State Government to transform the Broome and Kimberley economy to a vibrant region based on investments in beef production, tourism and agriculture.

The office entry on Reid Road, Cable Beach.

Yawuru is committed to a vision of an inclusive and sustainable economy and enabling Yawuru and other Aboriginal people to become active and prosperous participants in the region.  The NBY vision incorporates commercial success with the renaissance of Yawuru cultural values and practices, embodied in the philosophy of ‘mabu liyan’ (good spirit) which is a holistic understanding of positive wellbeing that incorporates personal, social and environmental aspects that contribute to a good life.

Since the Global Agreement in 2010, Yawuru has been building our organisational capacity. From an original rented office of 5 staff NBY moved to its own premises in Reid Road, Broome in March 2013 and has continued to grow.  2018 will see the construction of the Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa Cultural Healing Centre that will increase our ability to design, deliver and measure vital community development programs with our community and other stakeholders.

Architects plan for Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa cultural Healing Centre

The Yawuru organisational structure reflects the features and underlying philosophy of the Yawuru Global Agreement. Yawuru and non Yawuru people have been recruited for their expertise and potential to undertake various roles and responsibilities.  A fundamental part of Yawuru’s organisational responsibility is to constantly engage the Yawuru community in each aspect of Yawuru’s work. This is done through community forums, local indigenous radio, community consultation, newsletters, social events, and use of cultural advisors and monitors.