Training opportunity provides support

Rochelle Saltner – “I’m working with Wiri Yuwiburra Community Benefits Trust (WYCBT) on a Traineeship with Australian Training Works. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to study Certificate III in Business through Axiom College, which will help me with future job opportunities. I want to say a Big ‘THANK YOU’ to the WYCBT for […]

Rachel Saltner Memorial Team participate in All Blacks Carnival in Townsville, QLD

Ronald Saltner – A memorial team was formed to celebrate the late Rachel Saltner. The team travelled from Cherbourg to Townsville to participate in the Rugby League All Blacks Carnival. Teams from communities, including Cherbourg, Palm Island, Yarrabah and Woorabinda, were in attendance. The team manager submitted a Community Benefits Program – Sporting Team Sponsorship […]

From Bamaga to the Queensland State Championships in Brisbane

Natalie Williams – Natalie’s mother submitted a Community Benefits Program Individual Representative Sports Application to Wiri Yuwiburra Community Benefits Trust (WYCBT) for support with accommodation and flights to attend the event to watch their daughter participate in the 800m and 200m. “On behalf of my extended families, I would like to thank WYCBT for sponsoring […]

Studying higher maths with the goal to become a dentist

Mary-Jo Whirisky – “Mary-Jo’s goal is to become a dentist. To achieve this she needs to do advanced maths in her senior years at secondary school. She is currently in level 4 but needs to advance to Level 3, so the maths tutoring is beneficial to achieve her goal.” The Wiri Yuwiburra Community Benefits Trust […]

Bridging Heritage with Innovation

Jessica Skeen McKinnon – Jessica and others have participated in a three-year Creative Community Development Program (CCDP) at the Birrunga Gallery in Brisbane under mentor artist Birrunga Wiradyuri. The Program proudly presents the “Bridging Heritage with Innovation” touring exhibition. This exhibit culminates the CCDP artistic and cultural endeavours promoted by the CCDP. The tour features […]

Appointment of Aboriginal Trustee, Veronica (Bonny) Barry

The Trustees of the Wiri Yuwiburra Community Benefits Trust (WYCBT) are pleased to announce the appointment of Bonny Barry to the vacant Aboriginal Trustee position. Bonny is a proud Kooma and Bidjara woman from Southwest Queensland. In particular, Bonny is excited about the opportunities that exist in the Trust’s ability to make a real difference […]

Court recognises Yuwibara People’s connection to local lands

Justice Robertson formally recognised the Yuwibara People’s physical, spiritual and emotional connection to more than 313,000 hectares of land and waters around Mackay, through a consent determination on 25 February 2020.  The Media Statement from the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham. Back