Mr Alwyn Lyall

Position: 
Traditional Owner
Alwyn Lyall is a Kuku Yalanji man from Mossman, North Queensland. In 1998 the Western Yalanji People had their first successful native title determination and the Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation RNTC (“WYAC”) was established. Alwyn felt privileged to be elected as the youngest director to the PBC in 1998 and has held the chairperson position for the last 8 years. Alwyn has been involved with his organisation at many levels including the state representative for PBC of Queensland for the national peak body, he has worked closely with the North Queensland Land Council (“NQLC”) negotiating a Small Scale Mining ILUA and a member of the FAME Reference Group. As the chair of WYAC, Alwyn played a lead role in developing the Western Yalanji People Community Plan 2016-2021 – an initiative facilitated by NQLC who engaged experienced community planner, Jim Gleeson of Plan C. The project involved 18 months’ work of extensive consultation and community involvement the Western Yalanji People and Jim encouraged WYAC to submit our Community Plan to the Planning Institute of Australia’s annual Awards for Planning Excellence in Queensland. Our Community Plan won a commendation award in the category of Public Engagement and Community Development and WYAC is proud that our plan provides a road map to our economical sustainable future.