Working with the Community
Key partner organisations in the Central Coast include the following:
- Bara Barang
- Barang Regional Alliance
- Bungree Aboriginal Association
- Darkinjung LALC
- Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi
- Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation
- Yerin Aboriginal Health Services
Communities supported include Chittaway Point, Kariong, Mt Penang, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Toukley, Tuggerah, Umina, Umina Beach, Watanobbi, and Wyong.
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Fergus started as the Jawun Regional Director of the NSW Central Coast region in 2018. Prior to this Central Coast appointment, Fergus was Jawun Regional Director of the Inner Sydney region. Fergus’ connection with Jawun started back in 2014 as a Jawun secondee to the West Kimberley region, supporting the Kimberley Land Council to commence the design of a leadership development program.
Fergus comes to Jawun from a career in project management across construction, engineering and business transformation projects for both government and the private sector. Fergus brings a mix of organisational and business management skills to supplement experience in stakeholder engagement, facilitation and people development to the Regional Director role.
Growing up in regional Australia on Yorta Yorta land, Fergus is excited to be working back in a regional area on Darkinjung country and is motivated to help the local organisations and leadership achieve the best possible outcomes for their community.
Fergus has a passion for people development and the mentoring and coaching of others to help them be successful and achieve their best. This has included involvement in an engineering Indigenous internship program and tutoring for Indigenous high school students.
To contact Fergus, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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In July 2015, Nick was appointed General Manager, Regions, overseeing Jawun’s operations in Inner Sydney, the NSW Central Coast, Goulburn Murray and NPY Lands.
Prior to this, Nick was Regional Director for the NSW Central Coast. He has also worked as Regional Director for Goulburn Murray.
Before he joined Jawun, Nick spent six years living and working in remote Indigenous communities in both Australia and Canada. He worked as the sports and recreation officer with the Alpurrurulam Community Government Council in the Northern Territory, and later moved to Canada, where he held senior management positions with Indigenous healthcare organisations, designing innovative programs focused on building the self-esteem of Indigenous people.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Landscape Design, and an MBA from the University of South Australia.
To contact Nick, please email: email@example.com
Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.
- NAISDA: Measuring Value as Social Return on Investment (SROI)
- Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council – collaborating for community
- Transparent Technologies
- Mentoring and Friendship
- Supporting culturally grounded training for Indigenous artisits through IT
- Supporting the Path to Autonomy for Bara Barang
- Supporting The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre
- Helping Central Coast Indigenous Organisations Work Together
- Supporting Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council