Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) Aboriginal Corporation 

BoBBAC

The Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) Aboriginal Corporation (BoBBAC) is located within the heart of Byron Bay, NSW.  It has a small number of high value land assets that it is developing for social, cultural and economic purposes, including the Broken Head Holiday Park.  Broken Head is located approximately 10 kilometres south of Byron Bay.  It is famous for its secluded beaches, laidback atmosphere and cultural diversity.

 

Broken Head Holiday Park currently provides tourist accommodation for guests, residents and holiday van owners in cabins, caravans, powered sites or camping grounds.  The holiday park is bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Broken Head Nature Reserve

The Corporation secured the holiday park as part of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement in 2007. After a period of external management, the Corporation took over the governance and control of the Park from 2009 and has successfully operated it for nine years recording healthy profits and carrying out regular upgrades.

 

The park was transferred to the Corporation with some major maintenance issues and was in much need for repairs with tiring cabins, outdated and extremely tiring amenities.

Industry 

Tourism & Leisure

Client

BoBBAC

Timeline

2004 - Present​

Initial Brief

MLCS Corporate was engaged by (BoBBAC) to undertake a Corporate Plan for the Corporation to assess the opportunities for the group and strategies for realising them.

Highlights

  • MLCS Corporate has provided mentoring and monitors the performance of the business (with funding provided by Indigenous Business Australia) and assists with year-end accounting for the caravan park. Also undertake the day-to-day bookkeeping of the caravan park and assist in the preparation of budgets as required.

  • 2004-2018 - Cultural Centre Planning – MLCS Corporate prepared an initial business plan and updated this as for funding applications, interest from property developers etc., including a Business Plan for the national parks service at Byron Bay for the Byron Trust in regards to its commercial operation at the Cape Byron Trust (2016).

  • The operations included:

  • Commercial holiday colleges

  • Admissions to the Byron Trust area

  • Kiosk and concessions for the Byron Trust

  • 2019 - MLCS Corporate prepare a detailed 5 year business development plan for a major upgrade of Broken Head, including assistance with loan and grant funding applications.

  • MLCS Corporate retained providing ongoing advice and support.

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