BDAC started with just one funded position and one program. But driven by a need to support and enhance the community, it grew significantly over the next decade.
Its priority from the beginning was providing employment, education and training opportunities for the local community.
The organisation also began developing its own workforce, and set a target for at least 75 per cent of its staff to be of Aboriginal background. BDAC now employs more than 50 people, and about 80 per cent of its staff identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.