Big Rivers

  • Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation – LDM MAP Guiding Principles Agreement signed by the Chief Minister 28 May 2018; Implementation Plan key actions underway and first joint working group review meeting held in Ngukurr on 30 August 2018.
    LDM MAP Guiding Principles Agreement (216.3 kb)
    Multi agency partnership implementation plan (1.5 mb)
  • Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation – Review of Implementation Plan: Phase 2 Joint Workshop successfully held in Katherine on 26 July 2018; Implementation Plan and Guiding Principles Agreement received for review and comment from all MAP signatories and  was signed on 2 November at Nitmiluk Gorge on the 2 November 2018.
    Guiding Principles Agreement (201.2 kb)
    Multi agency partnership implementation plan  (1.3 mb)
  • Gurindji Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) – Review of Implementation Plan: Phase 2 Joint Workshop held in Kalkarindji on 8 August 2018; Implementation Plan and Guiding Principles Agreement received for review and comment from all MAP signatories and was signed in Kalkarindji on the 19 November 2018.
    Guiding Principles Agreement (196.4 kb)
    Multi agency partnership implementation plan (1.0 mb)
  • Alawa Aboriginal Corporation – Review of Implementation Plan: Phase 2 Joint Workshop successfully held in Minyerri on 24 July 2018; Implementation Plan and Guiding Principles Agreement received for review and comment from all MAP signatories and date for signing of the final agreement to be confirmed.
  • Big Rivers Region Capacity and Capability activities are currently being undertaken at the request of Walangeri Ngumpinku Aboriginal Corporation to develop their governance capacity.
  • DCM, in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Big Rivers Regional office, has developed and initiated an innovative community inclusive process in which to guide housing allocations in remote communities. The underlying premise of this initiative is to identify, through community engagement, consultation and endorsement, community identified values that are then amalgamated with the legislative and procedural requirements in the housing allocation process to also meet Government’s strategic focus on societal needs and delivery.
  • The initiative uses a set of visual cue-cards and a rating system to assist community representatives to identify and place values on issues, whether positive or negative, that influence and impact on community and social cohesion. A set of 24 cue-cards are presented and community members nominate up to 10 and provide a rating of level of importance. These ratings are then considered by the Delegate when determining the allocation of vacant remote public housing dwellings based on the current applicants on the waitlist. The new process incorporates the Implementation Plan, visual resources and rating templates and has now fully transitioned over to DHCD Regional staff to implement, review and evaluate.
  • The Department of Education has a three year plan, and will establish Local Engagement and Decision Making (LEaD) committees in 34 remote community schools in 2019 with a further 20 to be established in 2020.