capital works funding from philanthropy, state and federal grants
FTE jobs (7 directly)
Supporting Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation with professional services to assist realisation of self-determination aspirations, including developing and opening Talaroo Hot Springs to cultural tourism.
Talaroo Tourism's goal is to integrate culture, heritage and unique ecosystem stories in an accessible outback setting. A destination for local, interstate and international visitors to be given insight into Aboriginal ways of seeing, experience Aboriginal hospitality and take away a deeper form of reconciliation between people, culture and place.
The geologically unique hot springs form the nexus of the enterprise with other experiences and accommodation shaping the business narrative around them.
Talaroo Hot Springs proudly opened to tourists in 2021.
#Key Outcomes Achieved
Secured funding to progress the concept to feasibility
Integrated package of staged works, including repair and upgrade of existing, and development of new infrastructure and services and associated cost estimates
Secured financial contribution from Indigenous Business Australia and Indigenous Land Corporation
Secured major funding from a corporate sponsor to support the development
Sharon Prior, Ewamian Aboriginal
"Jim and his team were always professional and provided the best service and advice no matter what they were engaged to do. Not only were they engaged as consultants, Jim and the team have become lifelong friends of Ewamian people and we look forward to working with them in the future."
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