Indigenous Accommodation

Brighthouse was engaged by Indigenous Business Australia to prepare a feasibility study for the management of the existing Whale Watching Tourist Centre and concepts for tourist accommodation facilities at Head of Bight on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Part of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park and on the Yalata Aboriginal Lands, Head of Bight is a site of immense cultural and environmental significance.

Brighthouse, in conjunction with Starfish Business Solutions is involved in the planning and development of sustainable tourism businesses for indigenous clients. Associates, Claire and Adrian Prendergast, operated the highly successful, multiple award-winning tourist holiday property, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque on behalf of its indigenous owners, the One Arm Point Community and helped develop the property into one of the best examples of cultural and nature-based remote accommodation.

Brighthouse/Starfish were engaged by Indigenous Business Australia to undertake a feasibility study for the development of tourist accommodation at the Head Of Bight Whale Watching facility in South Australia, for the benefit of the Yalata people.

More recently, Brighthouse, produced an Expression of Interest document for the indigenous owners of the Middle Lagoon Campgrounds and Chalet Park, to attract potential lessees for the superb coastal property near Broome in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. The document was promoted by Tourism WA and can be downloaded from their website.

Brighthouse and Starfish worked with the Shire of Upper Gascoyne to advance a concept for a nature-based tourist accommodation facility at Mt Augustus, the biggest monocline [rock] in the world, being over double the size of Uluru. Following a feasibility study, prepared by Brighthouse/Starfish the Shire resolved to proceed with a Business Case Study and funding application for the project under Royalties for Regions funding.

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