Our Structure

Working together as a community to establish a solid foundation towards independence,
community wellbeing, cultural identity, and healthy Country now and for future generations.

RRKAC is part of a broader structure of entities known as the RRK Group. The Robe River Kuruma people are the centre of the RRK Group.

Kuruma Marthudunera Limited

KML is a 100% subsidiary company of RRKAC.

Following the successful negotiation of the Claim-Wide Participation Agreement (CWPA) with Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) in 2011, Kuruma Marthudunera Limited (KML) was established as the Trustee for the RRK peoples.

KML is responsible for managing the financial compensation payable for the impact of operations on the native title rights and interests of the RRK peoples.

RRKAC and KML work closely together and have a cross over of directors on their boards.

The Kuruma Marthudunera Charitable Trust (KMCT)

The KMCT is part of the RRK people’s benefits management structure which holds benefits for the RRK people. The KMCT has a series of charitable purposes (for the benefit of the RRK people) which it uses the trust funds to pursue.

The Kuruma Marthudunera Direct Benefits Trust No. 2 (KMDBT No.2)

The KMDBT No. 2 is another part of the RRK people’s benefits Management structure which holds benefits for the RRK people. The KMDBT distributes funds directly to the RRK people as the trust’s beneficiaries.

Robe River Services Pty Ltd

Robe River is a 100% subsidiary company of RRKAC established to be the business arm of the RRK Group.

RRKAC structure chart


RRKAC has a number of committees, which reflect a traditional decision making process where RRK peoples are consulted and involved in all major decisions. All key bodies report back to the RRK community.

Traditional Owner Council

The Traditional Owner Council (TOC) is set up under the RRK Trusts to represent the RRK people and assists the trustee to manage its relationship with the RRK people.

The TOC has 14 members chosen by the RRK peoples.

The term of appointment is two years and then eligible for reappointment.

Heritage Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) is to provide cultural governance advice to the RRKAC Board, and act as a resource and reference point on cultural and heritage programs and projects.

The HAC is made up of 10 RRK members who hold knowledge about Country and culture. All HAC members serve a term of 2 years and then are eligible for reappointment.

The committee is made up of:

  • 8 committee members
  • 2 RRK Aspiring Cultural Leaders who encourage knowledge sharing and transfer.

The responsibilities of the HAC include:

  • Advise RRKAC management and Board on culture and heritage matters, including knowledge preservation and cultural governance, including:
  • Agreement implementation
  • Heritage survey works
  • Heritage protocol
  • Caring for Country programs
  • Cultural Awareness Training
  • Heritage records management

Negotiation Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Negotiation Advisory Committee (NAC) is to represent the communities interest in agreement negotiation processes for RRK to ensure the best possible commercial, cultural and social outcomes are achieved for the Common Law Holders

The committee is made up of eight RRK members, one RRKAC senior manager and external advisor as required. Membership is reflected by RRK members who hold knowledge about Country and culture including:

  • Two (2) Community appointed Members appointed by the Community
  • Two HAC members nominated by HAC
  • Two Board members nominated by RRKAC Board
  • Two YMAC Working Group members nominated by Working Group
  • RRKAC Senior Management and External advisors as required (e.g. Commercial negotiators, legal, finance)


Local Implementation Committee

The Local Implementation Committee (LIC) meets two times a year to provide updates on the implementation of the  Rio Tinto Claim Wide Participation Agreement. The LIC is comprised of six RRK members and three Rio Tinto members.

For more information on becoming a committee member or about any of the committees listed, contact us.

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