Good News Stories

Happy Easter from Gunbalanya!

April 17, 2019

The team at Gunbalanya had an Easter Morning Tea with all the WFD participants today. Everyone who turned up to work or their activity got a raffle ticket for the lovely easter goodies.

Farewell to Jo and Craig

March 15, 2019

Today we farewell Joanne and Craig Bate from our CDP in Mornington. They are a terrific couple that has achieved amazing things with RISE Ventures and the community and people in Mornington Island.

From Old to New

December 03, 2018

The participants at our Mareeba Maintenance Activity have been learning about motor vehicles and recently converted an old tractor into working order.

Mayors and CEOs Conference Empowering local communities

September 28, 2018

  RISE Ventures empowering local communities: Mayors and CEOs to have open dialogue. RISE Ventures will host a conference on 4-5 October to drive better social and economic outcomes to communities in remote Australia. This first ever event will be officially opened by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion, and will…

From work experience to paid positions for friendly four

September 27, 2018

Four exceptional young women – Wendy Williams, Jaymee Wason, Ciolla Riley and Tatyana Hudson. Role models in the Kuranda Community, these young ladies have been a close-knit team teaching and learning skills passed from one to the other.

Finding jobs in aged care

August 30, 2018

Indigenous job seekers are finding jobs in Katherine aged care homes. RISE Ventures and Australian Regional and Remote Community Services are building relationships in Katherine with the aim of supporting Indigenous job seekers into meaningful, sustainable employment in aged care facilities. Integrated Services Manager for ARRCS, Elizabeth O’Connor, said the partnership between the two organisations…

Mornington Island NAIDOC 2018

July 16, 2018

‘Because of her we can’ NAIDOC celebrations in the Gulf of Carpentaria RISE Ventures helped the whole island participate in NAIDOC Day celebrations – great day to be in and with community. We are especially proud to be working in a community with so many strong female role models! #CDPSuccess #Communitypride        …

Pormpuraaw Cemeteries

May 31, 2018

There has been a lot of care and attention shown by the RISE Ventures crew in these projects which are close to the heart of all in Pormpuraaw. These photos speak volumes about the dedication and commitment to the restoration of the local cemeteries. Once one cemetery has been finished we have moved on to the…

Strengthening Performance

May 25, 2018

The team at RISE Ventures are among the most dedicated and skilled workers in the Community Development Programme network and have been recognised by Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. We have recently received the results for the Performance Period Review 5 through DPMC. Our five regions are among the top seven providers across the…

King of the Ranges

February 09, 2018

Davin, who calls Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, his home, works for the Heytesbury Cattle Company which owns six stations spanning 2.5 million hectares across Northern Territory and West Australia. Among these is the Victoria River Downs Station which is now run as four stand-alone stations.  One of these is Moolooloo Station where Davin…