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Assoc Professor Colin Saltmere

  • Managing Director, Myuma Pty Ltd & Rainbow Gateway Ltd
  • Managing Director, Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation

  • Adjunct

Email: c.saltmere@uq.edu.au
Phone: off-campus
Location: off-campus

Assoc Professor Colin Saltmere

Colin is an Indjalandji-Dhidhanu man who lives and works on his traditional country in north-west Queensland. Colin oversaw the establishment of Myuma Pty Ltd in order to manage his people’s not-for-profit Aboriginal enterprise initiatives, which include Myuma’s nationally-prequalified road construction business. He leads the ongoing development and expansion of Indigenous civil construction, hospitality, catering, labour hire and training businesses. Colin has recently managed Rainbow Gateway Ltd’s entry into the role of Remote Jobs & Communities Program provider for the West Isa/Alpurrurulam region.

Myuma hosts UQ researchers and students at Dugalunji Camp site, located at Camooweal in north-west QLD, and has continued to develop cross-disciplinary research projects with UQ teams. The Dugalunji Camp site, leased and operated by Myuma is the proposed future site of the UQ Arid Zone Field Station.

Positions Held:

Current memberships include: YuMi Deadly Centre Advisory Committee, Faculty of Education Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane; North West Queensland Indigenous Resources Industry Initiative Steering Committee; Sustainable Resource Communities Partnership Local Leadership Group (North West Minerals Province), Mount Isa; Institute Advisory Council, Mount Isa Institute of TAFE; Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, Regional Council, Townsville.

Previous Positions Held:

  • Manager of Yurenthully Land Trust
  • Mt Isa-Gulf ATSIC Regional Councillor
  • Mt Isa-Gulf ATSIC Regional Council Chairperson
  • Consultative Committee Member, Indigenous Cultural Heritage Acts Review, Department of Environment and Resource Management, Brisbane
  • Steering Committee Member, Desert Knowledge Research Centre, Alice Springs
  • Member, Technical Assessment Network and Aboriginal Advisory Panel, Desert Channels Queensland Inc.