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Clarence Valley Council aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of Indigenous residents of the area.
The Traditional Custodians of the Clarence Valley area are the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations.
Six Aboriginal communities are represented within the local government area at Baryulgil, Malabugilmah, Grafton, South Grafton, Maclean and Yamba
The 2011 Census reported 2,846 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Clarence Valley (Local Government Areas). Of these, 1,406 (or 49.4%) were male and 1,440 (50.6%) were female; the median age was 20 years.
The aim of the Community Development Officer is to protect the interests and further the aspirations of Aboriginal people of the Clarence Valley and is committed to assisting Aboriginal community groups and individuals with a range of issues including; grant application assistance, advocating for improvements to Government departments on behalf of Clarence Valley Aboriginal communities, partnering in projects etc. In addition to this the Clarence Valley Council aims to:
For more information, contact Dan Griffin, Community Services Coordinator by email email@example.com or phone (02) 6642 0951.