Case Study: Twin Hill Aboriginal Corporation
Date: Nov 26, 2018
Publication Type: News
Twin Hill Aboriginal Corporation has been running a cattle agistment business on the Delissaville Wagait Larrakia Aboriginal Land Trust for more than 20 years.
The corporation’s business allows it to provide extensive land management services to the operational area and maximises local employment opportunities where possible. Twin Hill Aboriginal Corporation is regarded as providing a niche industry opportunity offering high value dry season grazing for cattle destined for live export through the Port of Darwin. The opportunity to graze livestock on the floodplains during the annual dry season is a much sought after opportunity by pastoralists from many areas of the Northern Territory seeking to maximise the productive capacity of their own businesses.
The corporation has been operating a successful land management program on the wetlands and is regarded as having one of the most successful long term environmental programs in the Northern Territory. The corporation’s cattle agistment business continues to contribute significantly to the pastoral industry due to its operations. Flow on benefits include increased returns to livestock owners grazing cattle on the station area, the livestock transport industry, pastoral merchandise suppliers, agricultural aircraft hire businesses and livestock agents.
The Aboriginal pastoral station provides employment and accredited training opportunities to Traditional Owners as well as other people in its annual work cycle. The corporation works closely with a number of agencies to participate in and support a range of initiatives, for example; participation in regional land management programs, providing research opportunities with benefits to other land holders, working closely with government departments to keep up with current industry best practice and participating in Indigenous workshops both locally and interstate to share their story and provide ideas to other Indigenous groups in the cattle industry.