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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 6. Goal B: Best Practice Service Delivery 55 6. GOAL B: DEVELOP BEST PRACTICE SERVICE DELIVERY 6.1 EDUCATION During consultations, the community emphasised that it wants to see a quicker turnaround of services, less dependency on government agencies to provide those services and more opportunity for employment of local people. In particular, it voiced concern over the slow and inefficient response to the repair and maintenance program being delivered by the East Arnhem Shire Council in contract to NT Government of Housing and Local Government. It also expressed deep concerns about the lack of school attendance, particularly in the community of Angurugu, symptomatic of a general malaise in engagement with mainstream service delivery. Overall it has become clear during consultations that the issue of service delivery contracted by government departments over the last 50 years has created disengagement and a sense of disempowerment for Anindilyakwa people. This was particularly the case most recently in the withdrawal of Community Councils that ran Shire Services in local communities as part of the reforms that led to the creation of super shires by the NT Labor Government in 2009. Across the NT it has been judged to have been a retrograde reform. The ALC has actively utilised its network, particularly through the Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) Committee to lobby for a reduction of bureaucracy and more direct mechanisms to engage local Indigenous businesses and to establish appropriate governance mechanisms to conduct improved service delivery. To some extent this has already started to occur. The ALC has established Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Indigenous Enterprises (GEBIE) to invest royalties into the establishment of multiple business and social ventures, operating with mixed success and profit. GEBIE Civil and Construction (GCC), which is the principal business established under the SIHIP programme from 2010-2012, now has an unprecedented opportunity to expand into a first class provider of essential services to the Groote archipelago. Currently it is faced with more than $30 million of construction work, mainly in delivering government contracts over the next few years. Aminjarrinja Enterprises is an Umbakumba-based local Aboriginal organisation that has established a wide range of small businesses, all functioning profitably in their own right. According to Aminjarrinja, in the financial year of 2011/12 it turned over $12.3 million with a profit of $3 million. In Milyakburra through the Lagulalya Aboriginal Corporation (LAC), which since starting up in early 2012 has taken over running the Milyakburra Store, the local womens centre and traditional shire services such as waste collection. The ALC will continue to work with current and emerging Aboriginal organisations in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra to help local people provide their own services. It


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