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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 91 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION There is an inherent strength and interest from community members in engaging in economic participation opportunities that link back to country and culture. The successful Anindilyakwa Land and Sea Ranger (ALC Ranger) program, the Groote Eylandt Linguistics Centre and the Anindilyakwa Arts and Cultural Centre are evidence of this. The centres will provide the opportunities for economic participation and for culture-based enterprises to be developed. The centres will harness activities that have a strong connection to culture such as eco-tourism and cultural tours, aquaculture, trepang, shrimp and fishing industries, arts and manufacturing, media, film, radio, music, language services, sports and working on country. Real Aboriginal products, especially at the higher end of cultural industries, are sought after by consumers in the Australian and international market. Art, design, eco tourism and bush food production are uniquely positioned to benefit from genuine brands. Other potential job creation ventures include cultural tourism, re-energising Groote Eylandt art and linking iconic design aspects with the manufacturing sector. Opportunities will be sought to establishing sustainable enterprises and economic participation in these industries. The ALC proposes to conduct a professional marketing review and plan to determine Groote Eylandts competitive advantage and possible sustainable wealth generators. This will be essential for the purposes of economic development. Creating sustainable businesses is a challenge and requires commitment and hard work. Groote Eylandt needs expertise to determine what and the extent to which culture can be marketed, and what and how income streams can be generated. Pathways must be facilitated for people to take up business opportunities. Feasibility studies and business planning will be undertaken to assess viability. There are good examples of local organisations taking up opportunities to address community need including LAC, Groote Eylandt Car Hire and Aminjarrinja Enterprises. However, there are also lessons to be learnt from businesses that have not been so sustainable, for example, drawing learnings from Amuwarngka Tourism Enterprise will be valuable in the development of enterprises into the future. The centre will also provide opportunities for Anindilyakwa people to take up positions in providing the early childhood development, education and training services, for example, by establishing Anindilyakwa language officers in each community. In partnership with the service provider for the Remote Jobs in Communities Program and with schools, opportunities for work placement and training will be developed.