Territory Stories

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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30 East Arnhem Shire Council Annual Report 2009-10 OUTCOME 4.7 APPROPRIATE SERVICES FOR REMOTE COMMUNITIES 4.7.1 faCilitate Delivery of Centrelink ServiCeS to remote CommunitieS. The Centrelink offices at Galiwinku and Yirrkala have been expanded and up-graded and a new facility established in commercial premises at Angurugu. 4.7.2 SuPPort the ProviSion of loCal emerGenCy ServiCeS. The Shire has been an active participant in local and regional emergency planning. 4.7.3 faCilitate Delivery of Power, water anD SeweraGe ServiCeS to remote CommunitieS. The Shire has effectively transferred to external supply the delivery of power, water and sewerage services in remote communities. 4.7.4 SuPPort anD aDvoCate for outStation/ homelanD ServiCeS. Council continues to advocate for effective funding of the regions homeland organisations, to deliver services to homelands. Council is a strong advocate of East Arnhem homelands and homeland resource centres. Highlights include: Supported Laynhapuy Homelands Associations application for land to establish a base in Gapuwiyak. Outsourced mechanical repairs in Galiwinku to Marthakal Homeland Resources Centre. Transferred aerodrome operations in Galiwinku to Marthakal Homeland Resources Centre. Completed upgrade of the water storage and supply to Dhaniya. 4.7.5 faCilitate Delivery of PoSt offiCe ServiCeS to remote CommunitieS. Community Shire offices have worked to improve the delivery of Australia Post mail and the Shire continues to lobby for additional funding to provide a better service. OUTCOME 4.8 SAFE AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES 4.8.1 faCilitate anD aDvoCate for Community Safety, imProveD health anD other ServiCeS. The Shire continues to provide a community patrol service funded by the Attorney Generals Department to nine communities and a Night Patrol service funded by the NT Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS) in Nhulunbuy. The Shire also took on the operation of the DHCS funded Sobering-Up Shelter in Nhulunbuy. The Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala and Gunyangara Community Patrol services connect clients in line with client wishes. 4.8.2 manaGe ComPanion animal welfare anD Control. The Shire shifted from the provision of visiting veterinarian services, to engagement of its own regional Animal Welfare and Control Co-ordinator (AWCC) who is a qualified veterinarian. The AWCC is working with communities and the Council to improve animal welfare and control, including the development of local Indigenous staff and local by-laws.

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