Category: Tourism & Leisure
Client: Jawoyn Association
Timeline:1992 to present

Initial Brief

Jawoyn Association represent the Traditional Owners of the Katherine region. MLCS have been strategically involved with the group since 1992 and assist on various projects. The initial brief revolved around reporting on Jawoyn’s future involvement with its operations in the Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge National Park. Since this period of time the role has expanded greatly over a number of years as the business has expanded.


  • In 1993, MLCS raised project finance and implemented a joint venture, called Nitmiluk Tours, between Jawoyn and Travel North for the sole boat cruise operations and camping ground at the Nitmiluk Gorge.
  • In 2005, MLCS arranged the purchase of Travel North. The operation is now 100% owned by Jawoyn.
  • MLCS assisted in the development of the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre and Cultural Centre in conjunction with National Parks.
  • In 2011, MLCS assisted in the Business Planning and capital raising of over $7m of the Cicada Lodge five star resort at Nitmiluk National Park.
  • Assisted with the Project Management with completion of Cicada Lodge  in February 2013 (ongoing role).
  • M. Lewis currently on the Board of Nitmiluk Tours  Pty. Ltd.  and Company Secretary to Cicada Operations and other Jawoyn Investments.