Tangentyere Council has incubated several small social enterprises since it’s inception in 1978. Today, three of these exist on their own as stand-alone operations focusing on indigenous leadership and progress in their varied activities.
All three operate under Charitable Trust arrangements to relieve the poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune or helplessness of Aboriginal people in Central Australia.
Tangentyere Constructions grew out of the Works and Repairs and Maintenance Department of the Council which commenced operations with Design in the 1980s. In 2000, Tangentyere Constructions became a separately incorporated body and has successfully tendered for town camp and remote construction projects since that time.
Tangentyere Design commenced operations as a semi-grant funded activity of the Council in the early 1980s and became a separately incorporated enterprise in 2000. It continues to provide design and project management services for indigenous communities in particular, and for other building projects requiring innovative design solutions.
Indigenous Landscapes NT grew out of the Land Management, Landcare, and Landscaping section of the Council, which also commenced operations in the 1980s. Tangentyere has run a small Nursery operation for remote communities and the town camps for over 25 years, providing appropriate local seedlings and citrus trees for the environmental and physical health of communities.
Tangentyere Council is proud of the development of these Enterprises and will continue to incubate such activities for as long as there are opportunities for indigenous growth and employment.