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Annual Report 2017-2018

1k 0 01 Dec 2018

ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY

626 0 28 Feb 2021

APPLY NOW
The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) is calling for Yorta Yorta artists to develop a total of six drawings.

These six drawings will be combined in a final work, that will aim to enhance a public space and celebrate Yorta Yorta connection to the Echuca land and waters.

The drawings and/or symbols will act as linear designs to be converted into laser-cut Corten steel for use in public art, alongside a Yorta Yorta interpretive sign.

This final public art installation aims to create an immersive encounter, telling a story, by way of these drawings, through symbols and designs.

ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY
The YYNAC is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists for the potential creation of this steel panelled artwork, which will be an installation of public art in Echuca. This will be across two stages.

YYNAC encourages Yorta Yorta identifying artists with demonstrated experience, including emerging artists, to apply for this opportunity.

This EOI will offer opportunities for local Yorta Yorta artists to create art that will strengthen the artists’ profile, as well as the presence of Yorta Yorta culture, imagery and story in the landscape.

APPLICANTS TO INCLUDE

Short Bio: up to 200 words

A sample of existing artworks by the artist .

The successful selected artists will be commissioned to prepare a design and will be invited to an online workshop to learn more about this art installation, its location, timelines, and its importance for YYNAC.

CONCEPT
The proposed artwork will need to take into consideration the following themes:

The creation, the woman and the serpent.

REFERENCE SAMPLES

For your information, these links provide a visual reference to Corten steel public artwork:

https://www.sparkfurniture.com.au/custom/case-studies/aboriginal-garden-fence/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianca_Beetson#/media/File:Feast_of_the_Bon-yi_sculpture_02.JPG

ARTWORK COMMISSION
Each successful EOI artist will receive $1000 per work commissioned, as a full design fee.

TIMELINE

5pm, 12 March 2021 ‐ Expressions of Interest close

9 – 23 April 2021 – Artist formal commission

23 April 2021 – Design brief due and design feedback/workshop

TBA May 2021 ‐ Announce successful artists to public

4 June 2021 – Final artwork due

18 June to 16 July 2021 – Production period

TBA – Installation and public launch period

The artist/s commissioned to undertake this work will be notified upon selection. To register your interest please send email to reception@yynac.com.au

JOB VACANCY: Yorta Yorta TOLMB – Administration Support Officer

567 0 03 Feb 2021

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

2 Feb 2021

Location Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Salary $55,000 – $64,999

Work Type Full Time

Classification Administration & Office Support

Administrative Assistants

Position Objectives: 

  • Provide a high level of administrative and executive support to the EO, in a professional and timely manner.
  • Maintain an appointment calendar for the EO and assist in resolving booking conflicts and assist EO in preparing documents and information for meetings.
  • Sound comprehension of budgetary requirements, when dealing with financial correspondence such as purchases and invoicing.
  • Assist Executive Officer with accounts payable and other tasks as required.
  • Assist Executive Officer with accounts payable and other tasks as required.
  • Preparing, editing, and tracking correspondence as required.
  • Organising Notices of meetings for Board, Sub-committee and any other meeting as required.
  • Maintain the Board diary of meetings and event, in consultation with EO prepare Board documents and papers one week in advance to reflect agenda items and matters, in preparedness of Board meetings & sub-committee meetings.
  • In consultation with the EO, compile and appropriately record minutes from Board & sub-committee meetings on a monthly basis – ensuring that, when necessary; outstanding items are carried forward to next Agenda.
  • Organise Catering as required ensuring dietary requirement are met
  • Booking and coordinating travel arrangements for Board, EO and guests
  • Multimedia maintenance including social media and website as required.
  • Run reasonable errands as requested.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Other duties as specified

The application form will include these questions:

  • Do you have experience in administration?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have experience in a data entry role?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?

CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.yynac.com.au/

(03) 5832 0222

reception@yynac.com.au

YYNAC 2019-2020 Annual Report

466 0 03 Feb 2021

The YYNAC 2019-2020 Annual Report has been uploaded to our documents sections:

https://yynac.com.au/wp-content/uploads/wpforo/default_attachments/1612319009-Annual-Report_2019-2020-final.pdf

Notice for Family Group Meetings

512 0 14 Dec 2020

Please follow the link below to learn more about the upcoming Family Group Meetings:

https://yynac.com.au/community/yynac-official-documents/yorta-yorta-family-group-gatherings-meeting-notice-details-2020-2021/

YYNAC Newsletter December 2020

572 0 14 Dec 2020

Click the link below to see the YYNAC Newsletter for December 2020.

https://yynac.com.au/wp-content/uploads/wpforo/default_attachments/1607902232-Newsletter-Dec-2020.pdf

YYN Joint Management Plan Implementation Coordinator

833 0 08 Sep 2020

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is currently seeking a Joint Management Plan Implementation Coordinator for our Barmah Office.

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

This project aims to support recognition and self-determination of the Yorta Yorta people by sharing maintaining the culture experience for both Yorta Yorta/Aboriginal Peoples and sharing this with the general community and visitors experience Barmah Lakes and the Dharnya Interpretation Centre.

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation are promoting a business case for leasing and future management of the Dharnya Centre (within the Barmah National Park) which will include visitors experience through educational programs and events that can promote Yorta Yorta history and culture, this Masterplan provides  the opportunity to promote this beyond the Dharnya Centre precinct.

About this role

This position will play a lead role in liaison and implementation of the objectives of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) in the delivery of the Joint Management Plan for the Barmah National Park (BNP) and in engagement and partnership with Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) to;

  • Create an interface for YYNAC on the coordination of the Operation Plan with the Yorta Yorta Traditional Owners Board (YYTOLMB) and Parks Victoria for the Joint Management Plan of the Barmah National Park.
  • To promote a process of liaison between YYNAC, Parks Victoria and the YYTOLMB with the implementation of the management plans at an operations level.
  • To support Yorta Yorta People in the recruitment, training and direct support for the YY Rangers and Team Leaders in their transition into Parks Victoria.
  • Provide a program with Parks Victoria of Yorta Yorta Cultural Insight training with all Parks Victoria staff that work within the Yorta Yorta Traditional country.
  • To provide coordination the BNP Implementation Plans for Yorta Yorta Nation and Parks Victoria, which aligns with the YYNAC Agreements with Victorian Government and its statutory obligations. In particular the Co-Management Agreement 2004 and YYNAC Recognised Aboriginal Party under the Victorian Cultural Heritage Act and other programs or projects that come from the YYNAC Whole of Country Plan and Strategic Plan that have a direct effect on the focus area.

This role will be responsible in coordinating a working relationship with Parks Victoria the implementation of the Joint Management Implementation Plan, which will result in planning activities on the ground level representing YYNAC in their partnership with Parks Victoria and other stakeholders.

The role will be required to liaise with the Executive Officer of Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Management Board and Yorta Yorta Senior Managers of Whole of Country Unit & Woka Walla NRM Team and Cultural Heritage Unit.

If you are proud of your Yorta Yorta heritage, have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on an initial fixed-term 24mth contract. Salary to be negotiated according to experience (APS Level 5 equivalent) Access to a company vehicle included.

To obtain a full position description please contact Laura via email only finance@yynac.com.au, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone.

After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email to finance@yynac.com.au

Applications close 28/09/2020

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?

1 Sept 2020

Location Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Work Type Contract/Temp

Classification Consulting & Strategy

Environment & Sustainability Consulting

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

700 0 08 Sep 2020

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is currently seeking a Business Development Manager for our Barmah Office.

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

About this role

YYNAC will use resources obtained from a grant from Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) to build on the YYNAC Strategic Plan 2020-30, enabling the employement of a Business Development Manager to build on the existing 3 key YYNAC business initiatives: Dharnya Centre Complex, Woka Walla NRM Program and the Ulunja Farm to facilitate employment, training and business opportunities for our people and to develop a process for 16 Family groups of the YYNAC in securing their long term cultural, social and economic well-being.

Key Outcomes

  • Formulating and integrating the development of business plans with set objectives, budgets and goals and continuing risk and business performance for the Strategic Business Unit (SBU): Dharnya Centre Complex, Woka Walla NRM Program and Ulunja Farm.  To identify opportunities for further training and development of business plans for each of the 16 Family groups linked to these business initiatives within tourism and hospitality and other related ventures
  • Further developing a portfolio of SBU’s for YYNAC by identifying opportunities for the provision of new business either through government funded programs and services, commercial fee-for- service opportunities, or strategic partnerships for the corporation as aligned with the Strategic Plans, associated Business Plans and the YYNAC Board.
  • Improved sustainability for the long-term wellbeing of Yorta Yorta Nation and its Peoples through the delivery of economic development initiatives.
  • Ensuring ongoing collaboration and alignment of activities between policy, programs, marketing, and fundraising to maximise opportunities for business program development.
  • Providing written reports to the Funding bodies, providing for risk and financial stability within term strategy for the sustainability of these 3 key YYNAC Businesses.

If you have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and have relevant tertiary qualifications in Business Management or a related discipline, and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on an initial fixed-term 24mth contract. Salary to be negotiated according to experience (APS Level 5 equivalent) work vehicle available for use. To obtain a full position description please contact Laura via email only finance@yynac.com.au, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone. After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email to finance@yynac.com.au

Applications close 28/09/2020The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

1 Sept 2020

Location Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Work Type Contract/Temp

Classification Consulting & Strategy

Corporate Development

Job Vacancy: Executive Support Officer

682 0 03 Sep 2020

YORTA YORTA NATION ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

EXECUTIVE SUPPORT OFFICER – BARMAH

CONTRACT TYPE: 24 Months Part Time Initially

HOURS:  Part time (22.5 hours per week) flexible days

We will offer an attractive remuneration package, to be negotiated relevant to the skills and experience of the successful applicant, including:

•   Access to a vehicle whilst at work, superannuation and salary sacrifice options to increase your take-home pay

•   The support of a professional and competent team of administrative and managerial staff

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

About the Role

The Executive Support Officer role will work closely with the CEO to provide high-level secretarial and administrative support support for Corporate Officers and Management that ensure quality of service and professional relationships with stakeholders.

If you are proud of your Yorta Yorta heritage, have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (22.5 hrs. per week) on an initial Part Time 24mth contract. Competitive wages will apply according to experience.

To obtain a position description please contact Laura at finance@yynac.com.au via email only, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone.

After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email if you wish to finance@yynac.com.au

Applications close 21/09/2020

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have experience in an administration role?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as an office administrator?

Vacancy: Receptionist/Management Support Officer

699 0 30 Jul 2020

YORTA YORTA NATION ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

RECEPTIONIST – MANAGEMENT SUPPORT OFFICER – BARMAH

CONTRACT TYPE: 12 Month Fixed Term initially

HOURS:  Full time (37.5 hours per week)

We will offer an attractive remuneration package, to be negotiated relevant to the skills and experience of the successful applicant, including:

•   Access to a vehicle whilst at work, superannuation and salary sacrifice options to increase your take-home pay

•   The support of a professional and competent team of administrative and managerial staff

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

About the Role

The Receptionist/Management Support Officer role will include being a face for the organisation in Barmah from August 2020. Your role is responsible for maintaining a professional reception to the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and for providing high-level secretarial and administrative support support for Corporate Officers and Management that ensure quality of service and professional relationships with stakeholders.

If you are proud of your Yorta Yorta heritage, have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on an initial fixed-term 12mth contract. Award wages will apply according to experience.

To obtain a position description please contact Laura at finance@yynac.com.au via email only, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone.

After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email if you wish to finance@yynac.com.au

Applications close 21/08/2020

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have experience in an administration role?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as an office administrator?

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO REGARDING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

1k 0 25 Mar 2020

Dear Yorta Yorta Members, Elders, community and Stakeholders.

On behalf of the YYNAC Board l would like to update you on Yorta Yorta Nations response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health Sector stage of response has moved from Stage 1 – Initial Containment to Stage 2 – Targeted Action.

Our Senior Managers met on Monday 23rd March to take actions and prepare messaging to staff, members, customers and stakeholders.

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) will continue to operate and is financially viable with all existing staff at present retaining their positions. This situation will be updated at end of each financial quarter or as required should circumstances change.

As part of our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are implementing additional precautions to ensure we as continue to deliver our Cultural Heritage and Environmental / Natural Resource Management (NRM) Services while also looking after the safety and wellbeing of our staff and especially our Elders.

In line with actions being taken by other Traditional Owner Organisation Boards our reception area will be closed to the general public from Tuesday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

We will continue to service our Elders, members, community, stakeholders and customers by telephone, email, Facebook and our website.

Our Customer Support Team are still able to assist customers by:

  • Phone: (03) 5832 0222 (all enquiries from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Email: reception@yynac.com.au
  • Website: www.yynac.com.au

We have staff working from 3 of our YYNAC office sites with social distancing or working from home as options of choice.The Woka Walla and Cultural Heritage Units will continue working externally from their deport on key works programmes in Yorta Yorta country.

Cultural Heritage Management Plans will proceed as normal, as assessed on a day by day in keeping with directives of the Victorian and National CODVID-19 updates.Our staff are focussing on the continued delivery of our Cultural Heritage and Environmental/NRM services and will respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible.

NOTE: All Welcome to Country bookings and YY Cultural Insight Training sessions or Events either booked or in the future will cease until further notice as of Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Please continue to submit invoices and contract progress claims, to your payments contact or to Laura Stevens – YYNAC Corporate Services Manager by email on finance@yynac.com.au

YYNAC staff are committed to continuing our work as set out by our Members, 16 family groups, Council of Elders and Board.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on ceo@yynac.com.au or through reception email reception@yynac.com.au 

Regards,

Monica Morgan CEO
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Monica Morgan, CEO YYNAC