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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 5. Goal A: Protect the Land and Sea 41 The ALC is also seeking to set up solar farms in collaboration with Power and Water in both Bickerton and Umbakumba. The projects could be augmented by some sources of biodiesel and would be eligible for Indigenous-specific grants through the Commonwealth Government and for payments under a carbon offset scheme. It is proposed to seek corporate investment through joint ventures for capital to establish the solar farms and it is envisaged that they would be paid off through an offset income and fully owned by the community after about 15 years. High-level advice is currently being provided to the ALC to test the viability of such a scheme together with support from the Australian Government. ACTIONS: 13. Investigate setting up solar farms to supply power for Angurugu and potentially Alyangula, as an alternative source to GEMCOs diesel generators. 14. Investigate setting up solar farms in collaboration with Power and Water in both Milyakburra and Umbakumba. SOIL CREATION BIO-MASS FOR CARBON OFFSET AND DIESEL SUPPLY Nutritious soil is the basis of sustainable urban farming. Unfortunately, much of the ground on Groote Eylandt is of poor quality. The ALC is looking at techniques such as growing nitrogen-fixing to mulch back into the ground to accelerate decomposition and create fertile soil. Successful techniques could be applied on GEMCO mine rehabilitation areas, to prepare them for future large-scale food production. The ALC is currently working with leading Australian and international experts to investigate the potential development of carbon offset schemes on GEMCO leases. This work seeks to establish the viability of growing bio-mass through rehabilitation as a claimable carbon credit activity, with a cultivation component to provide a potential source of cheap cost diesel (bio-diesel) into the future. ACTIONS: 15. Investigate soil creation techniques suitable for Groote Eylandt and apply to GEMCO mine rehabilitation areas in preparation for food production. 16. Investigate the viability of growing bio-mass through rehabilitation as a claimable carbon credit activity, with a cultivation component to provide low-cost diesel (bio-diesel).


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