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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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East Arnhem Shire Council Annual Report 2009-1040 CHALLENGES FOR FUTURE SERVICE DELIVERY The major challenges for future service delivery for the directorate include; 1. Sustainability and alternative revenue generation The council has a 84% reliance on grant funding for revenue, and thus is dependent upon both tiers of higher government for appropriate funding the traditional forms of revenue for local government, rates and charges make up less than 2% of revenue. 2. Improving communication networks across the dispersed communities. With distances so great and normal communication methods inconsistent quality electronic communications are imperative if council is to be successful. 3. Maximising staff retention and creating training and development opportunities Whilst staff retention has been very good to date, challenges exist in achieving the balance of staff enjoying cultural time whilst the Council continues to provide a service for the community. In addition, many staff require holistic training and development so communities can work towards self-sustainability and autonomy. 4. Improving grant funding relationships Council will strive to become the service provider of choice for other tiers of government, in return for an acceptable return on revenue. 5. Introducing Local Laws into communities many communities have never had local laws on dog control, noise control, litter control and the like. These new laws will take some time to develop within each community. The second year of the new regional council has again been extremely rewarding. I would like to thank my colleagues, staff in the directorate, Council Members and the multitude of stakeholders who have worked with us during this challenging 12 months. Reform is happening and will continue to happen for many years to come it has been a torrid time, particularly for staff with so much change occurring, and I sincerely thank all staff and their families for their high levels of patience and dedication to a cause that is providing results. The 2010/11 year will bring further challenges, but with a positive outlook, open mind and happy disposition many great things will again be accomplished. Kerry Whiting Director Corporate Services B. Bus (Local Government), MACC, Grad. Dip. HRM, ASA. LGMA.

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