Kalano Community AssociationAn Aboriginal owned, operated and community-led organisation.
Who We Are
Kalano Community Association, an Aboriginal
What We Do
Over the past 40+ years, we have created and developed effective programs that address shortfalls in housing availability, employment and economic activity, social, community and health-related programs for our member population.
Kalano Community Association is in a position to represent the views of its members and Council to the wider community, numerous authorities, and governments on a range of issues affecting Aboriginal people from both cultural and contemporary aspects.
We are committed to ensuring our communities have access to appropriate services in an equitable and culturally sensitive manner, develop and maintain accountability to its members and funding providers and meet our legal and corporate obligations. We will look our own community for employment, development and work opportunities, and engage in a dialogue with its communities and members to ensure the direction of the Association is in line with community expressed aspirations.
Aboriginal communities are culturally vibrant, self-sustained, and radiate social well-being.
To deliver effective culturally-appropriate programs and services that aim to improve and empower the lives of our families, create healthy homes and communities.
The Kalano Community Association believes that a well established and healthy community is driven by Aboriginal people owning and controlling their own destiny.
Programs will be holistic and culturally reliable and incorporate the traditional beliefs and customs as appropriate.
We will encourage and foster a two way learning service delivery model, which blends a mix of Aboriginal and contemporary concepts.
We will promote mutual respect between Kalano staff and its community members, their families and representatives.
Kalano believes in and encourages all members and staff right to participate to their full potential.
Kalano’s business will be conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
We are committed to meaningful communication between members and programs of the Association. Such communications will respect the confidentiality of the member’s rights to make their own decisions.
We will seek to attract programs that will promote opportunities that will lead to skills development and employment.
Good governance will be the foundation of the way Kalano operates, underpinned by the values of teamwork, honesty, integrity, transparency, fairness and pride.
Kalano Community Association members are local Aboriginal people living in the member communities Myalli Brumby, Rockhole, Geyulkgan, Jodetluk and the Town of Katherine.
Kalano Community Association Inc. is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation, governed by Councillors who are elected every two years by members in their communities. Annual General Meetings are held to report Association activities to its members.
Elected community representatives:
- Myalli Brumby [4 positions]
- Rockhole [4 positions]
- Geyulkgan [2 positions]
- Jodetluk [2 positions]
- Town of Katherine [4 positions]
Kalano Community Association maintains high standards of accreditation, policy and reporting processes.
Accreditations and Awards
Woolworths Quality Assurance (WQA) Standard – Kalano Farm
Territory Tidy Towns Best CDEP Medium Community Winner
Territory Tidy Towns Best Project Under CDEP Runner Up Kalano Farm
Territory Tidy Towns Best Large Community Winner
Territory Tidy Towns Katherine and Kalano Community-Government Partnership Award