Barkly

Barkly Regional Deal

  • On 13 April 2019, the Commonwealth and NT governments, and the Barkly Regional Council signed the Barkly Regional Deal.
  • The purpose of the Deal is to coordinate the development of policies to improve planning, investment and reforms.
  • Key components of the Deal include:
    • $78.4 million package of initiatives co-funded by the Commonwealth and NT governments, and the Barkly Regional Council – the majority of this new investment will be expended over the first three years;
    • 28 economic, social and cultural initiatives to be implemented across the Barkly region;
    • 10 year timeframe – to 2029;
    • community governance framework to drive the implementation of the Deal, including the Barkly Governance Table; and
    • long-term reform to government funded and delivered services, in collaboration with the community.
  • The Barkly Interim Governance Table puts local people (and specifically Aboriginal people) at the centre of decision-making with regards to the design, planning and delivery of identified and negotiated project initiatives. Aboriginal communities in the Barkly region will each be able to identify their needs, aspirations and priorities through the LDM framework.
 Updated 4 months ago