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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 5 Community members and leaders have approached the ALC to lobby for more services to be provided for renal failure patients in the Groote archipelago, rather than for these services to be provided for in Darwin. The current dialysis unit for treating this condition is currently based in Angurugu and is inadequate. Most are treated in Gove or Darwin. Research is required into the scale of this people suffering from renal failure and for the on island unit to be suitably expanded to meet demand. It is clear that current Home and Community Care Services will need to increase and expand, primarily meals on wheels, to meet higher demand. More extensive lifestyle programs integrated with the residential care facility which distinguish and address the breadth of need and age cohort of clients. Workforce planning is required to build a care workforce of local community members to meet the growing demand for these services and ensure residents can get the care they require within the comfort of their communities while receiving a high standard of care. This strategic plan also recommends investigation into infrastructure requirements for aged and disability care services. This plan recommends possible strategies for improving the governance of health services on the Groote archipelago. MUNICIPAL SERVICES Applications are currently before the NT Government to deliver services to repair and maintain social housing stock by direct contracts between NT Housing and GEBIE Civil and Construction (GCC) rather than currently auspiced through the East Arnhem Shire Council. It is recommended to explore renewable energy options for Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island, in particular to investigate the feasibility of building and operating solar power stations. This should be done through a combination of power purchase agreements with Power and Water in the communities of Umbakumba and Bickerton Island and with the corporate investment sector to build and operate a solar power station to service Alyangula and Angurugu. It is the view of the community that other municipal services (water, sewerage, public areas, waste management and roads) could be delivered by local businesses with a local workforce. This would require structural changes to the current service delivery model provided by the East Arnhem Shire Council (refer to section Moving Towards a Regional Authority). HOUSING The Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) delivered 80 new houses, 43 rebuilds and 60 renovations to Anindilyakwa communities in 2011 and 2012. It is understood some 20 houses are still needed in Angurugu to address overcrowding. There are people from Umbakumba and Milyakburra living in Angurugu and consideration needs to be made for people moving back into their own communities, especially as


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