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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 Executive Summary 17 To create local capacity to run local services in the communities To employ Anindilyakwa people To generate return of royalty investment for the Traditional Owners It is incumbent on the ALC Executive Board to support all local businesses that meet these criteria, provided there remains full disclosure and accountability in the investments made. GOAL F: MOVING TOWARDS AN ANINDILYAKWA REGIONAL AUTHORITY THE GROWTH OF THE ALC The ALC was established in 1991 under the ALRA, and is under the auspices of the Commonwealth Authorities and Corporation Act (1997) and as such is a Commonwealth Statutory Body. Operational funding for ALC is provided for out of the Aboriginals Benefit Account (Section 64-1). Under the ALRA it is empowered and funded operationally to act on behalf of the Traditional Owners for all land ownership and management activities within the Groote archipelago. At the time of its establishment, it had an operational budget of $390,000 and was run by a proportionately small team of people. Since 2007-08, the statutory responsibilities and related workload of the ALC have increased beyond all expectations and planning. In May 2008, Stage One of the RPA was signed and, required the ALC to undertake and coordinate a significant number of major projects in the Anindilyakwa region. Stage Two of the RPA was signed in November 2009 and included additional stakeholders; with the East Arnhem Shire Council and the Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) joining the partnership. Over 60 local projects (including those brought forward from Stage One) have been initiated as a result of RPA Stage Two (which also includes township leases). These projects cover a broad spectrum of community life ranging from extensive capital works programs (housing and road works), community development projects, health, education and training, youth strategies, economic development, safe communities, youth diversion and development, substance misuse as well as overall partnership support. While signed onto by ALC much of this activity has been and continues to be delivered by ALCs business arm GEBIE. More than $33 million of GEBIE funds (royalties handed on by ALC) are now committed to deliver commitments under the RPA over the next few years. It should be noted that of the $6.2 million annual budget that ALC now operates on, only $1.5 million is sourced from Section 64-1 under the ALRA. The balance is comprised of grants to the Anindilyakwa Land and Sea Rangers (a major employer of Anindilyakwa people) and a $2.1 million charge to its business arm GEBIE for advocacy and administration to deliver key commitments under the RPA and other non-core ALC responsibilities such as protection of the Groote Eylandt sea country.