About Us

An introduction to KRCIC

Formed in 2003, Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC) has its origins in the delivery of Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) services. Its structure enables absolute focus on community development, training and employment outcomes for the people and communities of the Kullarri Region.

KRCIC operates as a not-for-profit Indigenous Corporation under the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) and is classified as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).

Objects of the Corporation

KRCIC aims to maintain its strong relationships with communities, members, participants and external service providers and stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes for job seekers and communities in the region. KRCIC’s focus is to provide a service that is culturally appropriate and caters to the needs of Aboriginal people.

The Rules of KRCIC give a clear indication that the organisation operates for the intended purpose of servicing and improving the lives of people within the Kullarri region:

  • To provide Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people with work to enhance individual skills for the benefit of the individual and the wider community.
  • Self-management and economic development and to provide work activities that will improve community infrastructure.
  • To empower ATSI people to make decisions about the development of their community.
  • To provide for the direct relief of poverty amongst ATSI people.
  • To provide ATSI people with training to develop skills required to undertake work activities and improve their ability to gain employment in the mainstream labour market.
  • To work with other organisations to promote the interests of ATSI people.
  • To assist community development, capacity building, governance, cohesion, and cultural maintenance through work activities.
  • To ensure the best outcomes for jobseekers and community residents of the Kullarri region.
  • To apply for funds and other grants from any organisation including the Australian and State Governments and to spend those funds or grants consistent with these objectives.
  • To undertake any other activity in support of these objectives, and;
  • To operate and maintain a Gift Fund to be named “Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation Gift Fund’ in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Taxation Act 1997.

Core Role & Functions

The core role and functions for KRCIC focus on an overarching objective to build individual and community capacity in terms of physical health, and social and emotional well-being. This involves empowering its members with the skills and tools (through programs and services delivered), in context of both the mind and body, to advance their lives and facilitate increased prosperity.
The corporation has a key coordination role through its relationships and interactions with Government agencies, service providers and other regional stakeholders. It actively advocates on behalf of the individuals and communities it serves. This engagement is the backbone of the corporation’s role and functions.

Our values, vision, and mission

 

VALUES

Respect
For self, others, and the communities we serve underpinned by integrity and dignity in the delivery of our programs and services.

Fair & Transparent
We treat everyone equally and openly share information about our programs and activities.

Accountability
Being accountable for our actions and meeting the expectations of our partners,  stakeholders, and communities.

Focussed & Committed
Holding true to our Vision & Mission, committed to our contractual obligations and the needs of our members.

Responsible
Continually building confidence in our stakeholders by meeting our commitments through high high-quality delivery of services and program programs.

Responsive & Adaptable
Being ‘agile’ and flexible in meeting the changing needs of our members.

VISION

Creating positive and sustainable futures for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in the Kullarri Region.

MISSION

Delivering quality and targeted employment services and leading the development of regional economic and community development projects for the benefit of member communities.

KRCIC’s Locality, Structure and Governance

The Kullarri Region is located in the West Kimberley, Western Australia and has the town of Broome as its administrative centre. The Region extends from the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula down to Broome, and then south about 200 km to the community of Bidyadanga. The Region consists of a number of large communities and numerous outstations.

KRCIC maintains strong relationships with communities, members, participants and community and externally based service providers and stakeholders. This aims to ensure the best outcomes for job seekers with a focus on providing a service that is culturally appropriate and that caters to the needs of Aboriginal people in the remote communities of the Kullarri region.

KRCIC operates as a not-for-profit Indigenous Corporation under the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) and is classified as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). The Corporation’s rules that underpin its governance procedures are defined by the KRCIC Consolidated Rule Book (The rule book of the Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation).

KRCIC structures its operations based on four wards within the Region to ensure each area’s cultural and traditional ties are represented. There are three community members on the KRCIC Board of Directors from each ward. The Wards are:

  1. North Ward. This ward is the top half of the Dampier Peninsula and includes the communities of Ardyaloon (One Arm Point), Djarindjin and Lombadina as well as local outstation groups.
  2. Central Ward. This ward is the bottom half of the Dampier Peninsula and includes the community of Beagle Bay as well as local outstation groups.
  3. Town Ward. This ward is the town of Broome.
  4. South Ward. This ward is the area south of Broome and includes the community of Bidyadanga and the local outstation groups.

KRCIC Board

The KRCIC Board is made up of 3 Directors from each of the 4 Wards to give a total Board membership of 12 Directors. All appointments to the board are made in accordance with the ‘Membership of the Corporation’ requirements defined in the KRCIC Consolidated Rule Book.

The following is the current Board membership:

Elected Board Members
Brian Lee
Director (North Ward)
Elected Board Members
Stan Puertollano
Director (North Ward)
Elected Board Members
Vacancy
Director (North Ward)
Elected Board Members
Corinna Sebastian
Director (Central Ward) - Vice Chairperson
Elected Board Members
Hayati Jaffrey
Director (Central Ward)
Elected Board Members
Vacancy
Director (Central Ward)
Elected Board Members
Kevin Puertollano
Director (Town Ward)
Elected Board Members
Michael Albert
Director (Town Ward) - Chairperson
Elected Board Members
Kathy Watson
Director (Town Ward)
Elected Board Members
Moses James
Director (Town Ward)
Elected Board Members
Ricky butt
Director (Town Ward)
Elected Board Members
Vacancy
Director (Town Ward)
KRCIC Staff
Duane Tang Wei
Chief Executive Officer
KRCIC Staff
Seipuãnume Leapai
Secretariat
KRCIC Staff
Fernando Nuwan
KRCIC Finance Manager

Our Management Team

 

Executive Management Team

 

Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC)

Duane Tang Wei

Chief Executive Officer

Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC)

Diann Britton

Chief Operations Officer

Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC)

Fernando Nuwan

Finance Manager

Management Team

 

Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC)

Graeme Hastie

CDP Case Manager Coordinator

Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC)

Richard Owen

Business Development Manager

Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC)

Natalie Turpin

ParentsNext, IAS and Transition to Work Coordinator

Organisational Structure

KRCIC Organisation Chart 2021

Click here to download the organisational chart in pdf.

Publications

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is designed to provide a strategic blueprint for Kullarri regional Communities Indigenous Corporation over the next five years as the organisation navigates its way through Government policy shifts, global factors and influences, increasing caseload management, compliance monitoring and progressing towards financial independence.
The plan provides overarching strategies and objectives that form the foundation of business plans, operating plans and financial plans that will guide the implementation of strategies to achieve the Vision of the organisation.

Read KRCIC’s 2020-2025 strategic plan here.

 

Annual Reports

KRCIC’s Annual Reports provide stakeholders and other interested parties with an audited statement of the organisations financial condition and operations over the previous year.
View all reports for Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation on the ORIC website.

Policies & Procedures

KRCIC maintains a comprehensive range of operational policies and procedures which are reviewed and updated on a regular scheduled basis. Key policies include:

  • Workplace Health and Safety Policy and Procedure Manual
  • KRCIC Quality Management Policy and Procedures
  • Financial Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Risk Management Plan
  • HR Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Client Protection Policy
  • KRCIC Indigenous Engagement and Participation Plan

KRCIC’s strategic and operational management is underpinned by a Quality Management System.