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$15.6m investment commitment from Labor Government

Member for Corio Richard Marles and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney visited Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative today to announce that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $15.6 million to upgrade facilities as part of the Morgan Street Redevelopment Project.   Labor’s commitment to a new redevelopment of the Morgan […]


Koorie Aspirations Day

The Koorie Student Aspirations Day was held on Wadawurrung country at GMHBA Stadium on Monday 4thand Tuesday 5th April, bringing together Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander secondary school students from the greater Geelong and Colac region.   Supported by the Polly Farmer Foundation, the two day event was organised by […]

Architects Appointed for Morgan Street Redevelopment Project

Following a highly competitive tender process, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative (Wathaurong) is pleased to announce the appointment of Woods Bagot as the successful architects who will lead the proposed $26m Morgan Street redevelopment project.   Founded in the late 1970s and incorporated in 1980 by local Aboriginal community members, Wathaurong Aboriginal […]

Notice of AGM – 2020/2021

WATHAURONG ABORIGINAL CO-OPERATIVE NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative’s Board of Directors wishes to inform all active Members that the rescheduled 2020/2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 20 February 2022 at 10:30am at Wurdi Youang, 700-850 Little River-Ripley Road, Little River.   Nominations […]

CEO Appointment

The Board of Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative is very excited to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Flagg, proud Wemba Wemba man to the role of Chief Executive Officer after a competitive recruitment process.   Simon started his career here at Wathaurong as an Aboriginal Worker trainee in 1996 and went […]

Farewell Lisa Briggs

After three years at the helm of Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative (Wathaurong), Lisa Briggs has made the personal decision to move on from the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from Friday 30th July 2021.   Lisa  took on the role of CEO in 2018. In the past three years, […]

2021 Wathaurong NAIDOC Award Winners

The winners of the 2021 Wathaurong Community NAIDOC Awards were announced at the Flag Raising & Community Day held at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative on Monday 5th July, 2021.   The Flag Raising event marked the start of NAIDOC Week, which began on Sunday 4th July and runs until Sunday 11th […]

NAIDOC Award Nominations open

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is calling for nominations for the 2021 NAIDOC Community Awards. Who do you think should get the awards in 2021? If you have someone you wish to nominate, you can complete the online nomination form. You can also download a printed version of the form here – […]


2019/2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SUMMARY Wathaurong Annual General Meeting Sunday 21st of March 2021 On Sunday March 21st, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Limited held it’s Annual General Meeting for the 2019/2020 financial year. It was great to be able to get our members together on country at Wurdi Youang. Thank you […]

Stage 4 COVID Restrictions – Friday 12th Feb

As of 11:59pm Friday 12th February, ALL of the state of Victoria will be returning to Stage 4 lockdown restrictions for 5 days – until 11:59pm Wednesday 17th February.  During this lockdown, there are only 4 reasons to leave home:  Shopping for essential goods (one person per household, once per day) […]