The Community Development Program (CDP) is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the Closing the Gap strategy. The CDP aims to achieve social and economic development through active participation, jobs and stronger communities in remote Australia.

The program is a jobs first approach which supports individuals to participate in employment, training and activities that contribute to the strength and sustainability of their communities.


Tel: 08 9191 2569

Address: 48 Clarendon Street, Derby

In April 2013, WNAC was successful in becoming the CDP provider for Derby, Looma and Gibb River region. As such Winun Ngari Employment Service (WNES) is responsible for delivering the program to communities on Gibb River Road and along Fitzroy River.

Through CDP, WNES will help Aboriginal people in remote regions obtain and retain jobs. Where people are not working, the program will ensure they are participating in WFD activities that contribute to developing strong skills and sustainable communities. WNES assists job seekers into either employment or participation in community development activities according to their participation requirements and the level of their assessed work capacity. The WNES team, under leadership of Sonia Tait, is continually developing innovative and diverse programs which ensure the widest possible involvement of Aboriginal people.

For further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact the Employment Service team on 08 9191 2569 or drop in to the office at 48 Clarendon Street, Derby.

Currently WNAC is achieving results across all key performance indicators set by National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA).