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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 8. Goal D: Strengthen Community Capacity 111 organisations beyond the ALC and GEBIE will also benefit from governance development training. A focus, as organisations expand, should be on building good governance, to grow sustainably and viably and to build capacity of Anindilyakwa people to take on decision making and leadership roles within these organisations. ACTIONS: 137. Implement the ALC and GEBIEs five-year Governance Development Plan. 138. Support governance development across other organisations, boards and committees. IMPROVE CONSULTATION The ALC is investigating the launch of a pilot on-island consultation service, called the Community Engagement/Consultation Project, to streamline consultation of local people and reduce over-consultation. The project is also designed to create an employment opportunity for local people. It will enable Anindilyakwa people to become active participants and directors of ongoing data collection and community consultation. It has been discussed for many years that the ability of service providers to develop good programs and to make effective decisions is dependent on the quality of the data, both quantitative and qualitative that is obtained by the current process of using outside experts. For some time the Anindilyakwa people have been concerned about the lack of respect and lack of understanding outsiders have demonstrated; this is likely to have an effect on the data they provide and the decisions outsiders make. While local people are often asked to help, they feel undervalued and in most cases, receive little or no monetary reward or recognition. The ALC is keen to support local people in what they see as a genuine employment opportunity that may grow over time into a small enterprise. The current high demand for community consultation indicates that if properly resourced and supported, this initiative has a high chance of success with no requirement for ongoing funding support. Under the structure being trialled, each service provider will commit to engaging with the local team who will be paid for their services at normal commercial rates and with the same expectations of professionalism that is demonstrated by the current providers. Their relationship with the people of the Groote archipelago will change from one in which the


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