MMIGP is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) that operates on the concept of a neighbourhood house model, evolving over time according to the identified needs of the community and gaining traction and support from the Government and members of the wider community on its journey. MMIGP has strong partnerships with other ACCOs, local and state Government and services within the region and strives to form a strong network to support the engagement with community member across the region.
MMIGP Vision Statement
The idea for the establishment of MMIGP began in early 2000, when a small number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the EMR met informally to discuss how they could maintain their cultural identity and support one another. There was a common vision emerging from those first meetings held in a local park – an Indigenous Gathering Place where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the region could come together, express and strengthen their identities and build long lasting connections and friendships. The vision for MMIGP became a reality in 2005 when MMIGP was established. Now MMIGP is an integral grassroot organisation in the EMR which many feel a strong sense of belonging to.