National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) Ltd. Announcements

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) took ownership of the 180 George Street Redfern from the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) on 30 June 2022. The ILSC bought the property in 2006 and has delivered services from it through its subsidiary the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Limited (NCIE Ltd).

As part of the divestment process, the two organisations committed to continue working together to transition the operations and ownership of the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), which occupies part of the site, to NSWALC.

While both parties have continued to negotiate a suitable arrangement in good faith over a long period of time, a suitable agreement could not be reached. We therefore now announce the closure of NCIE Ltd.

In a joint statement the ILSC and NSWALC CEO’s have said that

Our organisations have worked together in good faith to try and secure the future of NCIE. Unfortunately, we have not been able to reach agreement on terms for ongoing support of the organisation and as a result it will close. We are disappointed by the outcome and will work to support affected staff and community’.


Now 180 George Street Redfern will move onto the next phase of use. We look forward to seeing the future plans for the site and how it will continue to bring the community together.

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