Moorditj Yaakiny (Standing Strong) Project (MYP)

The Moorditj Yaakiny Project provides support to Aboriginal people in Ballardong country to develop businesses and increase their economic participation in the regional, State and National economies.

This project is delivered through the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt Inc ‘Noongar Enterprise Development Support’ projects and funded through the Australian Government Department of Social Services ‘Inclusive Communities’ grant.

The role of the MYP is to combine the assets, skills and opportunities of a community in developing community and individual entrepreneurship. A key component of this is the proactive identification of opportunity, the engagement with individual families and the development of forward pathways involving education, mentorship, connection with markets and existing advisor programs that can support the success and longevity of Aboriginal entrepreneurs.

“Standing Strong on Ballardong”

The MYP dedicated Project Officer in the Ballardong region is Robert Miles. It is Robert’s role to encourage and support social enterprise and small Aboriginal business, this will also provide a mechanism for the delivery of other funded programs into the Wheatbelt. Ultimately a focus in this area is expected to generate services that will create a supportive environment for Aboriginal business, increasing economic activity and employment.

Through the MYP and the creation of social enterprises to act as incubation hubs, aimed at stimulating and assisting with the development of micro enterprise, it is expected to improve confidence, experience and commercial knowledge within the community and individuals.

The key element of this project is the building of capacity within the community to enable the MYP to continue over the long term from within the community.

It is our aim that on completion of the project ownership may transfer to Ballardong Noongar Corporations as they become established and the capacity to provide governance and support increases.

For the project delivery please contact the Ballardong Project Officer Robert Miles on 0428 959 084 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the Yued Ngala Wele Karla Project please go to https://www.ngalawelekarla.com.au/

For RDA Wheatbelt Inc or the ‘Noongar Enterprise Development Support’ project contact the office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 9575 1888 http://www.rdawheatbelt.com.au/  

Download the Moorditj Yaakiny brochure

What we can offer through this project

The emphasis on this project is SUPPORT, where we support you one on one to develop the skills to start your own small business. We give you our time, experience and skills. This also includes information resources, contacts to other support opportunities and when you are ready to start we will help to apply for any funding that may be suitable and/or available for your business.

What we are not able to offer

This project is to work with you on your path to set up a small business and as part of business culture in the real economy, we are not able to pay you to take part in this project. Unfortunately this also means we are unable to pay for travel, fuel, accommodation, internet data, telephone plans or equipment etc.

Should this make it difficult for you to take part in this program, please talk to Robert. We will not be able to pay but we may be able to arrange car-pooling, travelling to your location or downloading of information required for the project when meeting with Robert. Should you need assistance to access Centrelink, Robert may also be able to help by working through the process with you as part of learning skills.  

Moorditj Yaakiny (Standing Strong) Project (MYP)

Stephanie Mippy, Robert Miles and Mandy Walker

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Contact: Robert Miles, Project Officer
Mobile: 0428 959 084
Email: ballardong@moorditjyaakiny.com.au

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This project is delivered through the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt Inc ‘Noongar Enterprise Development Support’ project and
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

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