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Strategic Sponsor – Community Enterprises Australia – CEA

Community Enterprises Australia CEA is a not for profit company managing Community Development and Employment Programs (CDEP) in NT, WA, Qld and TI and Horn Islands and is one of  the largest providers of CDEP programs in Australia.

We provide CDEP services to  16 communities in the NT in the McDonnell Shire Ranges, 6 Communities in the East Kimberly, to 5 communities in East Arnhem Land,  Aurukun, Napranum and Old Mapoon in Queensland.  We also provide services to Thursday Island and 15 outer Islands of the Torres Strait. These are all remote sites ranging up to 800km from the nearest large town.

Employ indigenous staff – CEA employs staff locally whenever possible and 85% of CEA staff is indigenous, our retention rate is high and this is because we invest in staff development and training and support them through mentoring.

Projects – Some of the projects CEA is currently supporting through CDEP is the Napranum farm, Scherger Detention Centre,  swimming pool Aurukun, basketball court Billiluna, Aquaponics  Kalumburu,  cemetery refurbishment and War Memorial Mapoon. The roll out of 9 hydroponics farms with a commercial focus will also be undertaken over the next 12 months.

Strategic Sponsor  - East Kimberley CDEP, EKCDEP

Christopher Thiesfield & Associates Pty Ltd

Majority indigenous owned company specializing in accredited training in rural and remote parts of Australia in the areas of Horticulture & Rural Operations.  We also supply and install solar powered home and community hydroponic units for the consistent year round supply of fresh vegetables.

In-kind Sponsors

The Plantsmith

The Plantsmith supplies potted herbs, food plants, punnet vegetables and herbs. Simon Smith has been supplying plants to remote indigenous communities for over 25 years from various nurseries.

Recent Sponsors

Strategic Sponsor – isaSKILLS

Mount Isa Skills Association Inc. (isaSKILLS) was formed in 1989 and has grown considerably to be at the forefront of not-for-profit organisations delivering  broad range of employment, disability, youth and community programs throughout communities in the broader western and lower gulf regions of Queensland and eastern Northern Territory.

Darwin Regional Indigenous Advancement and CDEP Inc.

Darwin Regional Indigenous Advancement & CDEP Inc. (DRIACDEP) is a peak indigenous body delivering a broad range of social, economic and cultural programs to Aboriginal people and their communities throughout the broader Darwin region.

Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation – CDEP

Aboriginal organisation servicing the Fitzroy Valley – Kimberley area, Western Australia.

Alice Beilby, Savanna Solutions Pty Ltd

Savanna Solutions Pty Ltd is a Katherine based consultancy and contract business that works in the natural resource management and primary industries sector across the Northern Tropical Savanna. The company also undertakes community consultation, feasibility studies and business planning for enterprise development.



3 Responses Post a comment
  1. June 3, 2011

    Thank you for an inspiring site. I will definately refer your site onto others who would definately benefit from it.

    Kind regards
    Yodie Batzke
    Director of Business Development & Engagement
    ONCORE Developments
    & Founder of Indigenous Business Network North Queensland

  2. December 7, 2012

    Nicola Samson has worked in the fields of Horticulture and Agriculture and has done so for some time. She is an academic with practical skills. She is concerned about the poor health in Aboriginal communities and is looking at ways in which not only can Aboriginal communities become more self reliant but adopt back in part to their own indigenous diet. Healthy people /Healthy land. She has worked in remote Aboriginal communities, where the cost of food is ridiculously expensive and of a questionable quality some times. She is looking to work in collaboration with others to progress the health and well being of Aboriginal people, especially in remote communities and is looking to connect with like minded people.

  3. susan Bonaccorsi permalink
    February 4, 2013

    CEA used to be a great supporter of the Napranum Community Farm. It went really well for two years with good business enterprise. However over the last 6 months it has been on a rapid decline. All projects stopped. I’m in Weipa again and tried to visit there the other day but was all closed in the morning of Thursday. I have been in close contact with the community over the last 6 months. It is very very sad to see the community loose yet another wonderful enterprise.
    That also helped in the communities nutritional needs. The farm looks a mess and totally unloved. I know because myself and my husband picked it up from barely operational to thriving in the 2 yrs we were there with our fantastic crew of CDEP participants. Just to set the record straight.

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