Announcements - September 12, 2022
Intereach working with Leeton community
Intereach is working with the Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council (L&DLALC) and other stakeholders to help support local community and form strong partnerships.
On most business days, Intereach Child, Family and Community Worker Geraldine Higgins can be found at the L&DLALC premises, where she has a desk at the front foyer and is available for anyone who would like to link with services and supports, or seek assistance.
Recently, Geraldine was joined on a visit to the land council by Intereach Community Links team members Ashley Lythgo, Fran Downie and Simone Murphy. They were warmly welcomed and shown around by Chief Executive Officer Karen Davy.
It included a visit to Wattle Hill where a settlement was established in the mid-1900s. At this time, with employment available at the nearby cannery and farms, workers – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – set up homes at Wattle Hill and it became a large and dynamic community.
This is all part of the rich history in Leeton, and thanks to local Elders and the L&DLALC much of it is being recorded, displayed and preserved to support the history of local Aboriginal people.
The land council is aware there are still opportunities for further improvements in facilities and resources for local communities.
The work being undertaken with L&DLALC aligns strongly with the Intereach Reconciliation Action Plan and highlights Intereach’s commitment to forming strong working partnerships in the community.
Intereach is proud to have started discussions with L&DLALC and is investigating partnership and grant opportunities to further improve local facilities for community members.
For more information on Wattle Hill please visit: www.ldlalc.com.au/lalalc/leeton-and-district-local-aboriginal-land-council-–-history
Picture caption: The Intereach team of Fran, Ashley, Geraldine and Simone enjoy the surrounds of Wattle Hill, Leeton.