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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 72 ACTIONS: 61. Under a Regional Authority Structure provide a locally managed Health Service (Aboriginal Medical Service AMS) funded by Federal and Territory Governments (OR) 62. Form a strong partnership with the existing service provider (NT Health and East Arnhem Shire) (OR) 63. Lead a partnership with a new/alternate aged/disability service provider (eg Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation) 6.3 STREAMLINE MUNICIPAL SERVICES In the lead up to 2012, there has been a significant increase in infrastructure and housing in the communities on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island. This has helped to improve the living conditions and to increase the education and economic opportunities available on the island. It is essential that the supporting essential services infrastructure i.e. water, electricity and sewerage, are also raised to a level that will sustain those infrastructure investments into the future and provide the opportunity for further developments. This should take the form of upgrades to ensure the ongoing functioning of facilities. Environmentally sensitive energy generation should also be progressively introduced so that the islands will be largely self sustaining and not dependent on high cost energy sources. POWER Power is currently supplied by GEMCO facilities to Angurugu and Alyangula. Umbakumba and Bickerton Island power is provided by diesel-powered generators. Power capacity on the island may restrict the amount of new developments that can occur. The issue of power on Groote Eylandt will be particularly critical once the GEMCO mine closes. GEBIE currently pays all power bills across the three communities but has plans to implement a power supply user pays system during 2013. In conjunction with NT Government Power and Water and the private sector, the ALC is exploring renewable energy options for Groote Eylandt to decrease dependency on non renewable sources over time. One option being investigated is to set up large-scale solar farms to supply all communities at low cost into the future. This should be considered as part of an overall carbon offset subsidised scheme for the whole Groote archipelago.


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