Inner Sydney

Working with the Community

Jawun began work in Inner Sydney in 2010. Since then, Jawun has worked with many organisations to deliver crucial services, education and training to Indigenous people.

The proximity of Redfern and La Perouse to Sydney’s CBD means that many secondees can provide support to Indigenous organisations without the need for relocation. There is also the opportunity for secondees to have an ongoing relationship with the organisation after their secondment has ended.

Some of the organisations Jawun works with in Inner Sydney include:

  • Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group
  • Tranby Aboriginal College
  • Tribal Warrior Association
  • Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation
  • Aboriginal Housing Company
  • National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
  • La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council

Regional Contacts

  • Fergus Davis

    Jawun Regional Director, Inner Sydney

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    Fergus Davis joined Jawun as the Regional Director of Inner Sydney in 2017.

    Fergus completed a Jawun secondment previously in the West Kimberley region in late 2014, supporting the Kimberley Land Council to develop a leadership training program.

    With a career in project management across construction, engineering and business transformation projects, Fergus brings experience in stakeholder engagement, developing requirements and delivering results to the Regional Director role.

    Fergus has a passion for people development and the mentoring of others to help them be successful and achieve their best. This has included involvement in an engineering Indigenous internship program and after school tutoring for Indigenous high school students.

    To contact Fergus, please email:

  • Nick Eakin

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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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, the NPY Lands, and the Lower River Murray, Lakes & Coorong in South Australia.

    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:

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.