Central Coast

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in the Central Coast include the following:  

  • Bara Barang 
  • Barang Regional Alliance 
  • Bungree Aboriginal Association 
  • Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi
  • Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation 
  • NAISDA Dance College
  • The Glen Centre
  • Yerin Aboriginal Health Services 

Communities supported include Chittaway Point, Kariong, Mt Penang, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Toukley, Tuggerah, Umina, Umina Beach, Watanobbi, and Wyong. 

Regional Contacts

  • Fergus Davis

    Jawun Regional Director, Central Coast

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    Fergus started as the Jawun Regional Director for the NSW Central Coast region in 2018. Prior to working on the Central Coast, Fergus was the Jawun Regional Director for 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: fdavis@jawun.org.au

  • Tyronne Garstone

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Tyronne Garstone commenced with Jawun as General Manager Regions on 26 October 2020.

    Tyronne brings a wealth of experience in the Indigenous sector and his knowledge of remote communities and their priorities is invaluable to Jawun.

    Born in Broome, Tyronne is a Bardi Man who has spent the majority of his working life within the Indigenous sector. Tyronne worked for several years as the Chief Executive Officer for Kullarri Regional Community Development Employment Project before taking up a role as the Community Engagement Officer for Pluton Resources.

    Most recently, Tyronne was the Deputy CEO at the Kimberley Land Council.  He has acquired strong local relationships throughout the Kimberley during his years residing and working in the region and has sat on numerous committees at all tiers of government.

    With a background in Indigenous training, employment solutions, social and economic development, Tyronne is keen on brokering opportunities that will deliver sustainable outcomes for the next generation.

    To contact Tyronne, please email: tgarstone@jawun.org.au

Case Studies

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.