Local Decision Making (LDM) is facilitating a new working relationship between Aboriginal communities and government agencies to support self-determination.

Northern Territory Government agencies will partner with Aboriginal communities to assist the transition of government services and programs to community control.

Local Decision Making is a 10 year plan that will provide a pathway so that communities can have more control over their own affairs, including service delivery based on a community’s aspirations and needs.

Government and Aboriginal communities will be able to work together to develop policies and practices for service delivery, such as housing; local government; education, training and jobs; health; children and families; and law and justice.

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Video translations

The Community Control Continuum is based on the principles of ‘International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Public Participation Spectrum’.