The KALWUN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION was incorporated on 17th August 1994, and included within its group of organisations the Gold Coast Aboriginal and Islander Housing Co-operative Society Limited.
The founding company, Gold Coast Aboriginal and Islander Housing Co-operative Society Limited, was first incorporated on 11 March 1981, under the Queensland Co-operative and Other Societies Act of 1967.
Since incorporation, the organisation has had to fight hard to achieve recognition and gain minimal services and facilities for its members and clients.
Kalwun Development Corporation is well-positioned and experienced to express the demonstrated need for increased and diverse service delivery to Aboriginal and Islander families.
During its existence the organisation has assisted more than 2000 Aboriginal and Islander people with combined needs relating to health, housing, welfare, employment and substance abuse.
Many of the needs demonstrated by our people are reflective of living in a region that government and corporate sector focus on tourism at the expense of disadvantaged community member’s well-being.
Kalwun Development Corporation faces many challenges in pursuit of excellence in human service delivery, but none more so than the lack of cultural understanding and awareness within the Gold Coast region.
Kalwun has attempted to address this issue with cultural activities and education through the staff of Kalwun and the development and implementation of Paradise Dreaming Tours – a cultural experience for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
The Company also employs the talent and skill of their Indigenous dance troupe, to promote cultural awareness through performances, workshops as well as talks.
Provision of ATSIS funds for the Housing service areas are but one area of function provided by the Kalwun Development Corporation. In addition to these services Kalwun has expanded to include:
- Child Safety, Family Support & Foster Care Services
- Aged Care / Community Care
- Cultural Awareness
- Social Welfare
- Holistic Health Service
- Enterprise Development