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Annual Report 2009 - 2010



Annual Report 2009 - 2010

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East Arnhem Shire Council


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East Arnhem Region -- Politics and government -- Northern Territory -- Periodical

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28 East Arnhem Shire Council Annual Report 2009-10 4.2.3 SuPPort the ProviSion of ChilDrenS ServiCeS. Reviewed and revitalised the Galiwinku Childcare Centre and Gapuwiyak Crche, and increased community engagement. The operation of the Yirrkala Childcare Centre has been expanded to provide a mobile outreach playgroup service to the Gove Peninsula communities. The Shire has lobbied for funds for a purposebuilt Early Childhood Facility, to accommodate the existing crche. Nutrition and Wellbeing activities have been delivered across six communities, in partnership with the Angilcare, NT Communities for Children (C4C) program. The Shire has worked actively with Families as First Teachers (FaFT), community clinics, allied health, education, and NGOs to provide an integrated approach to the delivery of early childhood services. Local Indigenous people are employed and trained to deliver these childrens services. The Shire has supported communities to advocate for the establishment of Children and Family Centres, as part of the Remote Service Delivery Strategy. 4.2.4 faCilitate Delivery of finanCial manaGement SuPPort ProGramS. The Shire has expanded the successful Money Management Service at Galiwinku and extended it to Gapuwiyak and Milingimbi. 4.2.5 Promote burialS at Community CemeterieS. The administration has advised Council on the advantages of burials at approved cemeteries, including access to land for future housing & other uses and the potential health benefits. OUTCOME 4.3 A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH 4.3.1 imPlement a future leaDerS ProGram. This has not been undertaken, however young people have been actively encouraged to participate and contribute to community consultations on the Remote Service Delivery Strategy. 4.3.2 SuPPort the DeveloPment of ProGramS for the enjoyment anD PartiCiPation of youth. Funding has been secured for the employment of seven youth workers and seven Indigenous youth trainees, as well as vehicles and operational costs to deliver target youth services in six communities. Planning has commenced to develop an East Arnhem Shire Youth Council, as part of the Shires Reconciliation Action Plan. The Shire has developed the Gapuwiyak road safety program and is developing a youth team to participate in the 2011 Mountain Bike Challenge. A Youth Drop In Centre has been built as part of the up-graded Milingimbi Multi-purpose Recreation Hall. 4.3.3 aDvoCate for anD SuPPort Prevention initiativeS to minimiSe DruG, alCohol anD volatile SubStanCe miSuSe. The Shire has been an active stakeholder in the development of Volatile Substance Area Management Plans. in a number of communities. OUTCOME 4.4 INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPORT AND RECREATION 4.4.1 eStabliSh anD faCilitate the Delivery of SPort anD reCreation ProGramS. The Shire has continued to develop integrated and co-ordinated youth, sport and recreation teams in each community, with local Indigenous workers.

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