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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT




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Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 7. Goal C: Develop a Living Cultural Economy 88 based economy. School programs will be linked to the Cultural Centres via a memorandum of understanding between the centres and schools. GEBIE has previously substantially invested in building Dugong Beach Resort, which will become increasingly relevant to future plans. Currently due to an outdated accommodation stock that GEMCO is planning to replace, contractor pressures and an overall lack of any surplus accommodation on the island, Dugong Beach Resort has been and will continue to be fully occupied by contractor and mine workers until a planned 550-person fly-in/fly-out workers camp is completed within the townsite of Alyangula. Dugong Beach Resort had 95% occupancy in 2010/11, with profits being used to offset and rectify a poor standard of workmanship during construction. It is projected that the occupancy rate will decrease after the completion of GEMCOs Groote Eylandt Expansion Project Two. Thus, the current reinvestment of profit from high occupancy is also expected to drop off. In the spirit of the mining agreement between ALC and GEMCO, longer term contracts should be actively sought to sustain medium occupancy of the resort to allow the operational costs of Dugong to be met. Progressively, the tourism market for the Dugong Beach Resort must be sought to sustain occupancy post mining. It is envisaged that the resort will remain a commercial venture but also utilised as the central base for the ALC/GEBIE administration and the training in cultural enterprises to occur. Additional office space, accommodation and training facilities will be created to be utilised by community members for specific training programs. This will mean the asset of Dugong Beach Resort will fulfil its original intent and become a community-accessed hub for all ALC/GEBIE related issues and in incubating cultural enterprises within each of the communities. The centres in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra will be built close to the schools and will provide dedicated facilities for all community residents to access suitable spaces fitted out with media recording, devices (such as iPads, video cameras, PCs), safe keeping places, genealogy archiving facilities, language centres, visual art facilities, sound and film editing facilities, music recording studios and photographic display areas. The Milyakburra centre will be established within the planned cyclone shelter to be constructed next to the school. The facility will be fitted out with cultural enterprise requirements internally, thus serving a multi-functional purpose. For the Umbakumba centre, land has been identified next to the school to build a dedicated structure with a cultural enterprise fit out. Land for the Angurugu Centre has been identified adjacent to the school to build a dedicated structure with a cultural enterprise fit out.