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Belyuen Community Government Council annual report 2018-19



Belyuen Community Government Council annual report 2018-19


Belyuen Community Government Council


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Belyuen Community Government Council Annual Report 2018-2019 26 | P a g e Strategy 8 Young children, teenagers, women, men and elders are safe, healthy and cared for. Council strives to help maintain a safe and healthy community for everyone. Council within their financial and personnel capacity works closely with the school and clinic staff to address needs. Council provides a school nutrition program for Belyuen students and this gives them a healthy lunch. For some students this is the main food they eat daily and come school holidays these students often go hungry. This programme was under review however the Federal Government has chosen to keep funding it after December 2019. This Programme came directly out of the Federal Governments Intervention in 2008. It has been a very successful and much needed programme. Council supports the Belyuen School students and teachers whenever possible and also involves them in community activities as much as possible. Aged and Disabled members of the community continue to be cared for through the Imabulk (Aged Care) Programme. Unfortunately the Federal Government will stop funding the Emergency Relief Programme to Belyuen Council at the end of December 2019.This Programme has been funded for over 15 years. The Government has taken a Regional Service Provider approach to the programmes delivery and this means that a Darwin based company has the funding. How an Emergency Relief Programme which provided food vouchers and power tickets to people in the community who were in an emergency can be adequately serviced by a Darwin Regional based Service Provider is yet to be seen? This regionalisation move by Governments may be okay for some things but on the ground service delivery needs to be just that on the ground and local Shires are the best way to deliver that as they know the people and know their immediate need. Community people do comment about the community being safer at night time as there is more solar street lighting now not just on the streets but in strategic places than previous town connected lighting. Other services that consistently come into the community and provide information to help keep people safe include Top End Womens Legal Service, and the Ombudsman. These services are building up relationships with community members because of their consistent visits and the way they engage with the community.

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