Onslow-based BTAC was established as a governing body after the Thalanyji people were awarded native title over a large parcel of land in the West Pilbara in 2008.
It has subsequently become involved in arrange of activities, from health services to local businesses, construction, and pioneering native title claims.
Mining and pastoral leases, as well as any private or government construction and maintenance works on the ‘determined’ land, are also managed by BTAC.
BTAC had total income of $6.3 million in the year to June 2016.
This included $3.8 million from its 40:60 joint venture with global company ESS Support Services Worldwide, which runs the workers’ village at the Wheatstone LNG project. The Company went into special administration in August 2019, and exited administration in October 2020.