Inner Sydney

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in Inner Sydney include the following: 

  • Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES)
  • Aboriginal Housing Company
  • Eastern Zone Gujaga Aboriginal Corporation
  • Gadigal Information Service
  • Gamayngal Health Service
  • Gujaga Foundation
  • Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Inner Sydney Empowered Communities (ISEC) 
  • La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • La Perouse Youth Haven 
  • National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
  • Redfern Youth Connect
  • Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training
  • Tribal Warrior 
  • Wyanga Aged Care  

 Communities supported include Redfern and La Perouse. 

Regional Contacts

  • Mihka Chee

    Jawun Regional Director, Inner Sydney

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    Mihka Chee is a Māori (Waikato-Maniapoto), Chinese and Pākehā woman from Aotearoa, born and raised in Auckland. She grew up surrounded by music and continues to write and perform. At university, while studying popular music she was employed as a tuakana (older sibling) mentor to fellow Māori and Pacific Island students of the arts and was a tutor of te reo Māori (language).

    Mihka relocated to Sydney in 2013. Before joining Jawun, she worked with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for four years in partnerships including several projects which increased access to music for children and residents of regional NSW, and built capacity for educators. She also has four years of experience in risk management in the live events and retail sectors, in Australia and the UK.

    To contact Mihka, please email: mchee@jawun.org.au

  • Fergus Davis

    Jawun General Manager, Regional Investment

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    Fergus commenced as Jawun General Manager – Regional Investment in 2021 after 3 years as Jawun’s Regional Director for the Central Coast region.

    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 country, Fergus is passionate about opportunities to support Jawun regions and is motivated to support the local organisations and leadership to 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

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.