The Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation (WAC) was founded in 2005 by a group of Keewong family descendants. At present (2019) WAC has a membership of 41 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, 31 of which are Ngiyampaa traditional owners. Our main focus, since inception, over the past nine years has been to purchase Mawonga Station, hold camps, facilitate the transfer of cultural knowledge and enable revival. Mawonga was divested to WAC in September 2015.
WAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The seven member WAC Board meets bi- monthly and is responsible for decision making in relation to Mawonga IPA and directs the implementation of the activities at Mawonga that align with and achieve the vision and outcomes in the management plan.
MAWONGA STEERING COMMITTEE
The WAC Board seeks advice and support in facilitating the management vision and objectives of the plan from the Mawonga Steering Committee, which is the equivalent of the IPA Advisory committee. It is chaired by the Mawonga IPA coordinator and has three WAC board representatives on it, the WAC chairperson, WAC Secretary and one WAC member. Once a senior ranger position is established, they will also be part of the committee. The rest of the Committee is made up of chosen representatives from the partner organisation that can provide support, skills and specialist advice on management issues, The Committee meets quarterly. The Mawonga IPA coordinator and WAC chairperson reports to and communicates the advice and feedback of the Steering Committee to the WAC board of directors. The WAC chair reports the decision from the WAC board of directors back to the Mawonga Steering Committee.
In Loving Memory of Roger Penrith
Rodger Penrith was a valuable member of the board and is forever missed.