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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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




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

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 9. Goal E: Working with all Partners 113 9. GOAL E: WORKING WITH ALL PARTNERS 9.1 THE REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (RPA) Stage 1 of the Regional Partnership Agreement between the ALC, the Australian Government and the Northern Territory Government began in May 2008. In November 2009 the ALC, Australian Government, Northern Territory Government and additional partners East Arnhem Shire Council and the Groote Eylandt Mining Company signed Stage Two of the RPA. The RPA is significant and unique because it was made on the principals of partnership and collaboration between Anindilyakwa people, all levels of government and the mining business. The RPA represents a large commitment to carry out infrastructure development where there had previously been a backlog in addressing infrastructure needs. The RPA also includes commitments to improve a range of social development factors including schooling, early childhood development, governance and leadership, economic development and participation, support of youth, sport and recreation activities, and health and safety in communities. The RPA covers the entire Groote archipelago region, thus encompassing the priorities of the Anindilyakwa people as a whole. To date Anindilyakwa people have committed in excess of $33 million from their own resources to RPA Projects. Achievements and challenges Through the RPA there has been delivery of significant infrastructure development. The road between Angurugu and Umbakumba has been sealed, houses in all three townships and in some of the outstations have been built or refurbished, as well as teacher housing built in Umbakumba. The significant investments in infrastructure development has enabled the establishment of a locally owned civil and construction company, GEBIE Civil and Construction (GCC), the expansion of construction services by another local business, Aminjarrinja Enterprises, and has provided increased opportunities for employment outside the mining operations. Fluoridation plants have been installed in both Angurugu and Umbakumba to improve dental health, the GEBIE Job Shop has been established, The Arts and Cultural Centre has been built and through the RPA MJD patients have received much needed support. Governance structures have been established as part of stage two projects including the establishment of the Ngakawurralanga College with an Education and Training Board, College Advisory Board and School Councils which includes majority Anindilyakwa representatives. The College structures were formed in response to the New Ownership, New Responsibility report calling for greater local control of education on Groote Eylandt. A Youth Steering Committee, Community Safety Committee (Community Tasking and Coordination Group) and Local Reference Groups have also been established. Strategies and plans are in various stages of development and implementation including community safety plans, a youth strategy and a substance misuse strategy. Governance and Leadership