The NSW Aboriginal Land Council has described a landmark agreement to build 140 new homes in Cooma as “fantastic news.”
The agreement has been reached between the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council, and the NSW Government.
The partnership will see up to new 140 homes built on Crown land between the Monaro Highway and Polo Flat Road in Cooma.
NSWALC Chairperson Danny Chapman said he looks forward to working together on future projects to activate land, benefit Aboriginal communities and the broader community, and address regional housing needs.
MLALC Chairperson Lorraine Naylor said the agreement also opens up new opportunities on utilising LALC land to ease housing overcrowding in her community.
NSW Nationals Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson has congratulated the Merrimans LALC, NSW Aboriginal Land Council, and NSW Land and Housing Corporation for the work they have done to make this possible.
“I look forward to seeing this model adopted in other areas of regional NSW,” Mr Anderson said.