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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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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 1 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Mining will not be on Groote Eylandt forever and the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) needs to prepare for the point in time when mining ceases (current mine life is 15 years). The ALC is tracking the fluctuations in the world economy and wants to invest now for a viable, culturally rich, sustainable and low cost economy, not dependent upon mining royalty income. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to allow the Anindilyakwa people to take the future into their own hands. The objectives of the consultative processes that underpinned this document were two-fold: To ensure that Traditional Owners make informed decisions. To ensure that decision making processes are consistent with the cultural tenets and drivers by which Traditional Owners make choices within their own culture. The Strategic Plan recognises that decisions made outside of these parameters will hold minimal legitimacy and will not engage Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island people in applying the plan. In the development of the Strategic Plan, the Groote Eylandt community has provided the ALC with three key guiding vision statements: Protect, maintain and promote Anindilyakwa culture; Invest in the present to build a self-sufficient future; Create pathways for youth to stand in both worlds. The following goals and actions have flowed out of these core principles underpinning this plan: GOAL A: PROTECT THE LAND AND SEA In protecting land, the ALC is to consolidate the rapid expansion of its Land and Sea Ranger program to preserve the pristine ecology of the Groote archipelago. The ALC must keep close environmental accountabilities provided for under the Mining Agreement with GEMCO and work with all major stakeholders on the islands in the same spirit of cooperation and best practice environmental management. At current production rates the mine life for GEMCOs operations is 15 years. In addition, GEMCO are undertaking a pre-feasibility study into further expansion options. GEMCO has an interest in an area referred to as Southern Leases located south west of Groote Eylandt. This area comes out of moratorium after 5 years in January 2013. GEMCO is also actively exploring in the area referred to as the Eastern Leases and it is expected to yield positive results for the mining company. This plan outlines actions to be taken to conduct comprehensive anthropological and archaeological studies in the Southern Leases area so as