We aim to provide opportunities to enable Aboriginal men to change their lives and be a “stepping stone to their communities”.

Business name: Warrigunya Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation

What is your place of business?  133 Four Mile Creek Road, Darriman (not operational yet)

Photo: John Crocker at the site. Construction to start in the next few months.

Why did you choose to be a part of GROW Gippsland?

  For the opportunities to link with local businesses to broaden the opportunities for Aboriginal men post incarceration.

What are you doing to support local business?

 The building process will inject $3M into the local economy.  Once we are operational, we will be able to link to existing businesses for jobs for our men.  We will also be operating some small enterprises at Warrigunya.

Why do you think it’s important to employ locally?

 To put money into the local economy, build community, we have all the skills we need here.

Tell us about a time that you were proud to be a part of your business/organisation:

Our organisation will change lives of Aboriginal men who are caught in the revolving door of incarceration and reincarceration.  We aim to provide the stability of accommodation, cultural safety and employment opportunities to enable them to change their lives and be a “stepping stone to their communities”.

Contact details: 

Merryn Stevenson (Director/Contact Person)

Warrigunya Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation

(ICN 9455)

Postal Address: P O Box 30, Heyfield, 3858

Mobile: 0492 984 212 Email: