Implementation of the Wajarri Yamatji Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory Agreement


In 2009 CSIRO signed the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory Agreement with the Wajarri Yamatji (WY) native title claim group to use an area on the Boolardly Station (approx. 350km North-east of Geraldton) as the location for the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory where they have built the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). This will be used as the 'testing ground' for the international SKA project. RPM Project Management was contracted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) to assist the Wajarri Yamatji People to establish & implement an Aboriginal Corporation and a Trustee Company. The Meenangu Wajarri Aboriginal Corporation and the Trustee company Winja Wajarri Barna Limited have contracted RPM for a discreet project timeframe to manage their implementation phases.

Implementation has included corporate governance (including training with the Australian Institute of Company Directors), strategic planning, budgeting process, expression of interest and engagement of:

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