In 2006, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) was incorporated as the approved Corporate Body to administer the contractual obligations of the Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement (BMIEA). In exchange for surrendering and permanently extinguishing their native title rights and interests to the Burrup and Maitland Industrial land, the three Aboriginal native title parties (being the Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi, the Yaburara Mardudhunera and the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo), received a range of benefits from the WA Government which included freehold title and joint management of Murujuga National Park with the State Government through the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions (DBCA) – Parks and Wildlife Service.
MAC was established in the BMIEA to:
“Maintain, receive, hold, and manage money and property for promoting and benefiting the general welfare of the Contracting Groups”.
Not being a royalty-funded organisation, assistance is limited.
The BMIEA, however, does not limit MAC’s business endeavours. MAC’s CEO and Board of Directors continue to investigate diverse business enterprises, forming partnerships and alliances along the way, which will benefit MAC and its members. MAC is currently involved in the following activities: