Tanjenong

ICN: 8392

Indigenous Corporation

Projects

Our projects

Our objective is to operate community enterprises, build a strong financial base for community development activities and infrastructure for the relief of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in benevolent need

Our mission is to generate jobs in significant numbers that are sustainable and meaningful. Service based jobs such as found in the hospitality industry and in aged care are an important part of our mission, however full-time vocational and industrial jobs, in our view, are the most difficult to obtain and they are our greatest focus.

Next on our list of priorities are jobs in innovative and emerging industries, in new businesses and start-up enterprises.

Third on our list are social enterprise jobs because of the return to the community that they offer.

Forth on our list are service based jobs such as retail, hospitality, or aged care. These jobs are important, however, there are many services already available to help train and place people into work in these service based jobs, so our greatest focus is on the other job types.

Each project of Tanjenong Indigenous Corporation (Tanjenong IC) is either a plan to generate jobs or a community project to directly address benevolent needs within the Indigenous community.

Project Christmas Bush (Prostanthera lasianthos)

The Tanjenong IC business, industrial, and residential park.

Tanjenong IC isn’t in the business of being a manufacturer, yet our goal is to generate real jobs growth for the entire Victorian community and specifically real industrial and vocational jobs for the Australian Indigenous community. The key to our strategy is access to land and offering real and tangible benefits to industry, manufacturers, innovative and emerging industries, and new start-up enterprises to entice them to establish their businesses on land to be acquired for Project Christmas Bush.

By offering real and tangible benefits to those enterprises who might lease land from us we will be able to negotiate a commitment by these employers to provide identified employment places, money, or education opportunities. By acquiring land at a substantial discount to its real market value Tanjenong IC will be able to pass this discount on to those who will lease this land. This will be a very real and significant boost to the bottom line of any such enterprise which will in turn assist them to grow, employ more people and be more competitive internationally.

Significantly this will return substantial social and budgetary dividends to Victoria and Australia for many, many, decades.

This project has a local historical precedent. At the fork of the Yarra River and Badger Creek, also known as the Coranderrk Creek after the Woiwurrung name for the flowering ‘Christmas Bush’ (Prostanthera lasianthos), and after several dishonoured promises from the Colony of Victoria, Coranderrk Aboriginal station was proclaimed in 1863. 153 years later, Tanjenong IC’s own Project Christmas Bush is now our premier Project.

If you would like to express an interest in this project, please click here to fill in our Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

EOI’s are especially sought from government’s, government agencies, large enterprises seeking to lease land at a discount, potential community sector partners, land holders and developers, and professionals with specialist expertise in projects of this type.

Project Job Elders

Tanjenong IC's core business is creating new jobs, putting Indigenous Australians into meaningful and well paid work, and supporting Indigenous Australian's to stay in work. A job placement, recruitment, and employee support service is an essential part of our mission and we are currently planning such a service.

If you would like to express an interest in this project, please click here to fill in our Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

EOI’s are especially sought from government’s, government agencies, employers, potential community sector partners, potential service delivery partners, and professionals with specialist expertise in projects of this type.

Project Chics

The Casey Holistic Indigenous Childcare Service, a working name for the project until it is ready to be launched, was indentified by Tanjenong IC as an important pathway for parents with young children to be able to access education, training, and employment opportunities. Our first operational site is expected to be within the City of Casey and is in the early stages of planning.

Chics will be serviced with a specialised Indigenous curriculum designed to support the connection between children, culture, and the land at a critical developmental stage in life.

News:

We are delighted that Narre Community Learning Centre are now calling for expressions of interest from parents in their Semester Guide and that we are developing an agreement to jointly deliver this service specifically to benefit the indigenous community of the City of Casey.

If you would like to know when this service is available, or of any significant events leading up to the opening of our Chics service you can email us here.

If you would like to express an interest in this project, please click here to fill in our Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

EOI’s are especially sought from government’s, government agencies, employers, potential community sector partners, potential service delivery partners, and professionals with specialist expertise in projects of this type.

Project Sports

Project Sports is a code name for social enterprise business Tanjenong IC is planning that will combine a passion for sports with real world work experience. Although this business will have a few long-term employed positions its focus is on providing as many Indigenous first-time job seekers as possible with the level of quality work experience needed to win their preferred job elsewhere.

Our Project Sports graduates will be highly valued by employers for their ability to lead others in the workplace and be the public face for any business.

If you would like to express an interest in this project, please click here to fill in our Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

EOI’s are especially sought from government’s, government agencies, employers, potential community sector partners, potential service delivery partners, businesses with a strong retail component, and professionals with specialist expertise in projects of this type.

Project Aqua

Project Aqua is a code name for social enterprise business Tanjenong IC is planning that will able to deliver, at low cost, fresh fruit, vegetables, and protein reliably throughout the year to remote and isolated communities.

This decentralised project can also contribute to local economic development it is placed under an ownership model that promotes private enterprise, or support a free community based food bank system if recurrent funding is available.

Project Aqua units will be built and run by Indigenously owned and controlled enterprises, as well as support the fresh food needs of remote and isolated communities. This will maximise the benefit to the Indigenous community as this innovative application of technology reaches the global marketplace.

Our goal is that our brand, currently protected by the code name Project Aqua, will become the best known in its field at a global level and as iconically Australian as Sunshine Harvester.

If you would like to express an interest in this project, please click here to fill in our Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

EOI’s are especially sought from government’s, government agencies, employers, potential community sector partners, potential service delivery partners, businesses with a strong retail component, and professionals with specialist expertise in projects of this type.

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