Prescribed Body Corporates (PBC's)

The Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) Support Unit provides effective administrative, logistical and strategic support to the eleven (11) registered PBC entities within the CYLC’s jurisdiction, namely:


    • Abm Elgoring Ambung Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 7163) in Kowanyama;
    • Dhubbi Warra Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 2833) in Hopevale;
    • Hopevale Congress Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 3135) at Hopevale;
    • Ipima Ikaya Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 8114) in the Northern Peninsula Area;
    • Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 7002) based in Mossman;
    • Kuuku Ya'u Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 7193) at Lockhart River;
    • Mokwiri Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN: 7972) based in Weipa;
    • Ngan Aak-Kunch Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 4097) in Aurukun;
    • Thaa-Nguigarr Strathgordon Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 4732) at Pormpuraaw;
    • Walmbaar Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 3144) based in Hope Vale;
    • Wuthathi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN: 7157) based in Shellburne Bay and Eastern Cape York.

The PBC Support Unit supports each PBC to help them meet their compliance requirements under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006, including assistance at quarterly Boards of Directors meetings and Annual General Meetings.  Each PBC in Cape York Peninsula is compliant and members have been developing a solid strategic vision for their respective PBC.

Over the past twelve months the PBC Support Unit has supported a strategic planning workshop in Pormpuraaw with members of the Thaa Nguigarr Strathgordon Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.  The Support Unit has also been involved in the development of business plans with Hopevale Congress and the Kowanyama PBC, Abm Elgoring Ambung Aboriginal Corporation.  All of these plans provide good examples of the types of capacity building activities that require immediate funding and investment over the longer term in order to help our people realise self-determination. 

Any investment must represent good value for all parties.  The PBC Support Unit has been working on the development of a PBC governance training package to be delivered through the CYLC.  A training workshop was trialed with members of the Kuuku Ya’u Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC in Lockhart River.  This workshop was well received and has provided the CYLC with impetus to seek greater involvement from agencies such as the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporation.  There are obvious benefits of being able to deliver PBC training courses through the CYLC including:

    • shorter travelling distances;
    • our existing relationships built on mutual respect and good will; and
    • being in tune with each PBC to tailor make training sessions that suit the requirements of individual PBC Board members.
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