The first Walgett Aboriginal Community Working Party, the “Gamiloroi Goondi Community Working Party” was set up in 1996 by the Murdi Paaki ATSIC Regional Council, to oversee implementation of a Commonwealth Government Aboriginal housing project in Walgett. It soon became an umbrella organisation for Aboriginal organisations and community which met monthly with Council, police and many other service providers and government agencies. Today, the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (“WAMS”), Dharriwaa Elders Group (“DEG”), Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council (“WLALC”) and the Walgett Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (“AECG”) drive the Walgett Gamilaraay Aboriginal Community Working Party (“WGACWP”). The participating incorporated organisations represent members from Namoi, Gingie and town Walgett Aboriginal communities.
The Chairperson is Christine Corby OAM.