It’s challenging to develop and implement models of community governance which are shaped and informed by Indigenous knowledge and culture, whilst retaining accountability in a government setting. Michelle and Carol worked with the Casey Aboriginal Community to research and design a workable model of ‘two way’ governance for the Casey Gathering Place. The model is inclusive and culturally informed, with a focus on building community leadership capacity and self-determination. Community defined key governance values including fairness and integrity, eldership and inter-generational equity, transparency, accountability and culture. the key elements of the model reflect an inclusive approach to decision making where all voices are valued.