Maryborough Aboriginal Housing Corporation & Cultural Development
K'gari (Fraser Island)

Acknowledgement of Country

MACorp acknowledges the Butchulla (Badtjala) people as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands and waters of our beautiful region. We pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging.

MACorp recognises that these have always been places of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance to Butchulla people and respect the spiritual relationships and stories that have developed over tens of thousands of years on this country. This is a living culture and remains important to the Butchulla  people.

MACorp recognises and honours the three lores of the Butchulla people:

  • What is good for the land must come first
  • Do not touch or take anything that is not yours
  • If you have plenty, you must share.

This rich heritage and the strength and prosperity of the Aboriginal people is important to the resilient, vibrant community we envision.

Who We Are

MACorp is:

  • A member based not for profit Indigenous Corporation
  • Regulated by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
  • Governed by a voluntary Board of Directors
  • Registered with the Office of the Registrar of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing
  • NDIS registered

MACorp is governed by a highly skilled and committed voluntary Board of Directors that meet regularly.

The role of the Directors is to determine and guide the strategic direction of MACorp from which flow all operations.

MACorp is regulated by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC)

Melissa

Martine

Martine Britton
Manager

Martine Britton manages the MACorp team and reports to the Board of Directors.

Lennie Thomas
Crew Leader of MACH1

Lennie Thomas leads the MACH1 Crew.

On any day of the week the MACH1 Crew gets the job done – fast and thorough!

Our History

In 1974, Maryborough’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community raised awareness of the lack of housing for indigenous people.¬†

In 1978, a proactive approach and the enduring commitment of this community led to the establishment of the Maryborough Aboriginal Corporation for Housing and Cultural Development. 

Today, it is simply known as MACorp, or Maryborough Aboriginal Corporation.

Since then, the number of MACorp homes have increased and the organisation proudly continues to provide long term housing to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

In addition to our property portfolio, we provide services through:

  • MACH 1 Property Services to commercial and private clients
  • Hosting of the Moonaboola Arts Festival
  • Training & employment
  • Auspice of all NAIDOC event planning, finances and management on behalf of the Fraser Coast NAIDOC Committee
  • MyMedia Hub resources and programs
  • Community leadership, participation and support
  • Confirmation of Aboriginality
  • Enterprise Development & business support

Our Vision

MACorp promotes and deliver programs and resources to meet the diverse needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in a culturally safe environment.

We work to improve lives and strengthen communities by helping to close the gap in housing, employment, health, education, training and engagement.

Our vision will be achieved through the expansion of our asset portfolio, our services and borders to reflect the changing and growing needs of this community.

Our Future

  • We are always looking at ways to better meet the diverse needs of our indigenous community.

    It will take persistence, patience and commitment with the ability to act today with the future in mind.

  • If you are a member and want to be a part of the planning or just find out more, please contact the Manager to discuss how you can become involved.

    All input is welcome.
Galangoor Dunalami
Department of Housing and Public Works - Queensland Government
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Maryborough Aboriginal Housing Corporation & Cultural Development