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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 Executive Summary 2 to facilitate informed decision making by Traditional Owners if an exploration license is requested by GEMCO. In relation to Eastern Leases thorough environmental assessment is required before proceeding with any new mining agreement. This plan sets out actions for Traditional Owners to be consulted to provide input into requirements of any new mining agreement. Planning for mine closure will also continue. The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act (1976) and the Native Title Act (1993) afford no Traditional Owner rights over sea country. For the Anindilyakwa people, sea country is as important to their culture as land. This plan outlines measures to protect sea country by: Securing an ongoing exploration and mining moratorium; Securing National Heritage listing; Placing a Native Title Claim; Declaring an Indigenous Protected Area; Applying the Blue Mud Bay High Court ruling over the Groote archipelago. This Strategic Plan also seeks to develop a potential linkage with the environment of the Groote archipelago and economic opportunity in a post-mining era. In particular, it will seek best practice standards in developing what is now phrased a carbon offset economy. In particular, it seeks to access government grant and private sector funding to establish: Large scale solar power farms powering vehicles, boats and community housing; A proper waste management regime reducing landfill and pollutant content; Large-scale export-orientated aquaculture ventures; Bio-mass offset schemes as a result of current environmental rehabilitation activities; Sources of bio-diesel supply for off-road vehicles and heavy machinery; A low burn savannah burning regime; House and public buildings built with energy-efficient construction techniques. GOAL B: DEVELOPING BEST PRACTICE SERVICE DELIVERY Significant issues currently face Anindilyakwa people around education, health and essential services in the Groote archipelago. EDUCATION While a great deal of effort in recent times has gone into establishing community education governance structures, the key decisions around the recruitment and administration of school principals and teachers are made without reference to the communities in which they operate. This document recommends an investigation into the possible establishment of independent schools on the Groote archipelago.


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