Arakwal sisters one step closer to home
Arakwal custodians, sisters, Linda Vidler and Dulcie Nicholls, moved a step closer to returning 'home' last Thursday with the handing over of concept plans for a housing project in Ironbark Avenue, Byron Bay.
The site, adjacent to St Finbarrs's Catholic School annexe, is where the sisters lived for many years before being forced to leave.
As part of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement signed in 2001 after many years of consultation involving the State Government, Byron Council and community agreements, the Arakwal Corporation was given freehold ownership of the site.
A concept plan was developed by Peter Cuming from Sustainable Futures Australia, with help from The Beach Hotel and Red Rose Realty.