T-Ports and the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation (BDAC) have signed an unprecedented Indigenous Land Use Agreement, providing BDAC with a shareholding in the Lucky Bay port. This is of historic importance to both parties and as part of the agreement, and the ongoing cooperation between T-Ports and the BDAC, T-Ports will look to develop a Barngarla Ranger program, support scholarships for Barngarla students and provide job opportunities.
Lucky Bay is South Australia’s newest port, a $130 million development featuring ground-breaking innovation in port construction and vessel design, engineered and constructed by T-Ports. The transhipment vessel has loaded 16 grain export vessels in the past 12 months, taking South Australian grain to global markets.
RDAEP Chairperson Bryan Trigg (AFSM), CEO Dion Dorward and Manager Indigenous Economic Development, Howard Coote were pleased to attend the very special ceremony held at Lucky Bay to celebrate the formal announcement of the Barngarla share agreement with T Ports.
For more information, please read: T-Ports News