Lower River Murray, Lakes and Coorong

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in the region include the following:  

  • Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service 
  • Ngarrindjeri Lands and Progress Association 
  • Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority 
  • Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Ninkowar Inc 
  • Raukkan Community Council 

Communities supported include Meningie,Murray Bridge, and Raukkan. 

Regional Contacts

  • Shane Webster

    Jawun Regional Director, South Australia

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    In 2015 Shane was appointed Regional Director for Jawun’s new operation supporting the Ngarrindjeri Nation in South Australia. In 2017 Shane oversaw the expansion to support the Far West Coast communities of South Australia. Prior to this, Shane spent six years as a senior adviser to the South Australian Government and played a key role in driving initiatives designed to empower Aboriginal people to shape their future by choice, not chance.

    Shane has contributed to significant legislative reform which includes guiding the passage of the Bill which amended the South Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal custodianship of the land and waters of South Australia. He also supported the modernisation of the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 2013 to give greater control and autonomy to Aboriginal peoples and he developed the first Aboriginal Business Procurement Policy for South Australia. In recent times, Shane championed the creation of an Aboriginal owned shared services team that has since processed over $10 million in transactions and provides a payroll function to over 100 Aboriginal employees.

    Shane is a founding member of the Law Society SA Indigenous Law Student Mentoring Program and in 2018 joined the Orana Foundation’s Indigenous Advisory Circle.Shane holds a Bachelor of Laws from Adelaide University and has Torres Strait Islander, Singaporean and Kiwi ancestry.

    To contact Shane, please email: swebster@jawun.org.au

  • 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, 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: neakin@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.