Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation was established in July 2003 by the Yilli Rreung ATSIC Regional Council to become the peak Indigenous housing organisation providing housing, municipal and infrastructure services to all Indigenous people in Darwin and surrounding communities.
Yilli Housing is incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) and is governed by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
Yilli Rreung was a special meeting place above Lameroo Beach near Doctors Gully on the Esplanade in Darwin. Yilli Reung was used as a ceremonial meeting place, where people would travel across Darwin harbour in their canoes to meet.
Yilli Rreung Region covers a large area in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Leeanne is a Kalkadoon Woman who grew up in Darwin. She has family and cultural connections throughout the NT, SA, WA and Queensland.
Leeanne has worked in the Aboriginal Affairs arena, operationally, strategically and in Senior Management roles across all social indicator areas over the past thirty years, inclusive of Aboriginal Housing.
She was the Managing Director of an Aboriginal owned and managed Housing Company in Perth for four years prior to returning to the Territory in 2015. Under her leadership, the Company went from total reliance on government funding to economic independence, including the establishment of a commercial arm.
Leeanne is committed to the importance of Indigenous economic development, whilst building and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders and strategic partners.