Mission Statement


“To bring together the three contracting parties to the Burrup and Maitland Estates Agreement (BMIEA) representing the five representative groups with the aim to speak as one voice and to work together in solidarity to achieve positive economic outcomes for the Murujuga community and its future generations”.

The Mission of MAC is to preserve and protect its landholdings for future generations and to enrich and support the general welfare of its members now and into the future.


MAC recognises it is unique, bringing together five language groups with their own dynamics to pave forward the way to work together for Country with respect for cultural lore and the future generations.

The MAC Strategic Plan (2015) outlines this vision;

“MAC will represent the five language groups in developing national and international recognition of the people, the culture, and the land. MAC will represent all five language groups, speaking with one voice as an autonomous self-sustaining organisation with recognition for the best practice cultural land and sea management, while providing the best possible services to our members”.

Furthermore it expands on this in the following acronym;

M   Maintain – Corporate and cultural values

U    United – Become one Voice

R     Respect – Respect each Other

U    Understanding -Corporate Cultural Values

J      Justice – Equality for our Members

U    Utilisation – Of Resources and assets to achieve Vision

G    Governance – Strong cultural and corporate governance

A    Achieve – The best outcomes for our members


These Values go hand in hand with the philosophy behind speaking as one voice for Country.

Love & Culture; Protection of Country; Empowering our People; Honesty and Integrity; Speak our Languages; Education and Health; Transparency; Strength, Resilience and Determination; Unity, and a strong identify; Fairness, Equality, Empathy, Pride, Respect; Recognition, Elders, Tradition; Commitment and Connection

We believe in: Lore & Culture; Protection of Country; Empowering our Young People; Honesty & Integrity; Language; Education & Health; Transparency; Strength, resilience and Determination; Unity and a strong identity.