Based in Broome, Western Australia, Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) is a not-for-profit company owned by the Yawuru native title holders through a corporate group structure. NBY works alongside the Yawuru registered native title body corporate, the holding company Murra Mala Yawuru and a number of developing subsidiary business entities.
NBY is responsible for investing and managing the tangible and non-tangible assets of the Yawuru community, to develop the economic foundation for the cultural and social growth, and sustainability, of the Yawuru people. The key objectives are aligned to creating the greater resilience of the Yawuru people in fulfilling their cultural and customary obligations, so that Yawuru people will continue to sustain their values, build a healthy community and
culture, and enjoy their Country.
The Yawuru philosophy ‘making Mabu Liyan real for all, always”underpins the interconnectedness between the individual and their Country, culture and community. It is this understanding of wellbeing and respect that links Yawuru’s commitments to both its communal native title rights and its goal to succeed in a competitive global economy. The key philosophy and practice of NBY’s approach to business development, growth, investment and leadership is designed around transparency and “owning our own risk”. NBY plays a leading role in the whole Broome community, establishing critical collaboration with the local government, Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other civic leadership. NBY invests strongly in encouraging younger Yawuru people to ‘step up’ in leadership positions.
Pictured is Nyamba Buru Yawuru CEO Peter Yu.