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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 78 ACTIONS 75. Discuss with ALC and GEBIE Boards, consult with clan groups, and conduct a financial analysis of running a house building scheme in which individual clan based royalties might be used to pay off construction of new homes. 76. Explore building techniques suitable for new Groote Eylandt houses. 77. Trial the use of locally-produced concrete and rammed earth through the current building program scheduled for Groote Eylandt. 78. Investigate the viability, pros and cons and community interest for a local scheme versus a government-sponsored scheme. 79. Provide opportunities for financial education of Groote Eylandt people. 6.5 STREAMLINE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE Repair and maintenance of Groote Eylandt houses has been a slow and often tedious process. There has been widespread concern among community members who are not satisfied with the level of service provided by East Arnhem Shire Council in regards to this. In 2012, the ALC began reviewing the current housing services delivery model with stakeholders. It emerged that the system was too complicated as there were too many layers and steps required to be undertaken before simple jobs could be carried out. The ALC/GEBIE have negotiated with the NT Government to be offered through a select tender process a contract to provide services to repair and maintain existing social housing stock and to provide tenancy services across the three communities. This will replace the current arrangement whereby the East Arnhem Shire Council provides this service and will effectively reduce bureaucracy by 50% and significantly boost local community employment and response times to reported faults. It is projected that this program will begin in July 2013. Existing and emerging Aboriginal businesses on Groote Eylandt (currently GEBIE Civil and Construction [GCC] and Aminjarrinja Enterprises) will carry out these works. Training will occur within the Trade Training Centres soon to be built in the communities of Umbakumba and Angurugu. A part of this new model will be a joint service delivery at a community level. It is the view of ALC that these companies should not compete against each other, rather collaborate to win more on-ground contracts against off-island based companies. The old ALC building in Angurugu is expected to be fit out as a shop front for the Repairs and Maintenance and Tenancy Support programs. Physical locations will also be sought from


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