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Local implementation plan
What is a Local
A Local Implementation Plan (LIP) is
an agreement between the Australian,
Territory and local governments and
the people of Galiwin’ku.
It looks at what works, what needs
to be fixed and how together we
can make sure that Galiwin’ku
becomes a better place to live.
The Plan was developed with the
Galiwin’ku Local Reference Group
who talked with community people,
traditional owners and senior elders
about what needs to be done to
improve services and conditions
in Galiwin’ku.
The Plan has set targets and is about
working together to achieve these
shared goals.
The Plan is about making a better
future for the people of Galiwin’ku
by providing jobs, training, improved
housing, better education and
health services, and investment
in infrastructure.
3 health
It is time for remote communities to become proper towns, while maintaining
their unique cultural values and diversity.
The Territory Government plans to improve the lives of remote Territorians.
It will bring all Territorians together to create a dynamic, growing future
for our community.
People encouraged to take Health
services that meet local needs
and have people living healthier
and longer lives
ƒƒ Funding for a mental health nurse
and workers
ƒƒ More accommodation for medical
and health staff
ƒƒ Disabled access bus
ƒƒ Review of aged services and
ƒƒ Fluoride treatment for water
supply for healthier teeth
ƒƒ Less people smoking
4 Economic Participation
Increase in business opportunities
and proper town planning
ƒƒ More local jobs and training
ƒƒ Local people owning and running
their own business
ƒƒ A town plan
ƒƒ Economic profile highlighting
investment opportunities
ƒƒ One-stop shop for Government
business services
Local Implementation plan
To make a better future for the
people of Galiwin’ku and the
surrounding communities, the
Local Implementation Plan commits
governments and community
members to actions across seven key
building blocks, or areas of community
life: Early Childhood, Schooling,
Health, Economic Development,
Healthy Homes, Safe Communities,
Governance and Leadership.
5 healthy homes
Enough homes to reduce
overcrowding and standards
ƒƒ Enough homes to stop
ƒƒ 16 houses with disability access
ƒƒ People knowing their housing
rights and responsibilities
ƒƒ More people owning their homes
ƒƒ Lockable storage for all homes
1 early Childhood
Access to high quality child care
and ensuring babies and new
mothers are healthy
ƒƒ Early childhood coordinator
ƒƒ Access to preschool for
all children
ƒƒ Helping families to teach
their children
ƒƒ Healthier babies and children
ƒƒ Training for family liaison officers
2 Schooling
Students making the transition
from school to work or further
study, and a school that meets
community needs
ƒƒ Children stay at school for longer
ƒƒ Programs for kids to get into work
or study after they finish school
ƒƒ Kids learning their culture and
ƒƒ Kids going to school regularly
ƒƒ Healthy eating programs at school
ƒƒ Good quality teachers who stay
ƒƒ Adult education classes
for parents
6 Safe communities
A safe place to live
ƒƒ Cyclone shelter and
community hall
ƒƒ Emergency volunteers program
ƒƒ Community safety plan
that includes:
– Care and protection of children
– Footpaths and walking tracks
– Road safety
– Street lighting
ƒƒ Anti-gambling plan
7 governance & leadership
A strong culture with local
governance and leadership
capacity enhanced
ƒƒ Less people using marijuana
ƒƒ A strong culture with strong leaders
ƒƒ Upgrade barge landing
ƒƒ Community-made decisions
ƒƒ Government listening to
the community
ƒƒ Training for leaders
Cover artwork
East Arnhem Shire
Artist: Gali Yalkarriwuy
The Morning Star Pole (banumbirr) is a ceremonial
emblem and an essential part of ritual. The Morning
Star Pole is most commonly used in mortuary
ceremonies and is held by men while dancing. The individual poles can differ, depending on
the ceremony, the artist’s clan and their stories. The poles are statements about identity and
can represent specific stretches of country and the Aboriginal (Yolngu) people they belongs to.
They are also a part of spiritual/religious statements that bind the people in life and death.
One story told is of an old woman who releases the stars (feather ‘arms’) on the pole
before dawn and they fly away like a kite. They act as a guide for the dead spirit to find its
way ‘home’, before being pulled back at daylight. The first lone star in the sky (Venus)
is said to be the Banumbirr star.
Local Reference Group
The Galiwin’ku people have been
very focused on culturally appropriate
representation throughout the Local
Implementation Plan process. The
community held a series of meetings
attended by community leaders, clan
leaders and other representatives
and decided that clan leaders would
nominate people to represent the clan in
the Galiwin’ku Local Reference Group.
The Galiwin’ku Local Reference Group
has representatives from across the
community. It includes traditional
owners and non-traditional landowners,
and almost half are women. Younger
members have consulted with Galiwin’ku
youth about the plan. The three Gumurr
Marthakal Ward Shire councillors are
also members of the Galiwin’ku Local
Reference Group.
Clan representatives, leaders and
members were then engaged by the
Galiwin’ku Indigenous Engagement
Officer and Government Business
Manager in remote service delivery and
Local Implementation Plan governance
and planning through a further six
ringitj (cultural alliances of clans) group
meetings representing 21 clans.
With support from the Indigenous
Engagement Officer and the
Government Business Manager, the
Angurugu Reference Group consulted
traditional owners and sought their
agreement on the various community
issues in the Plan.
The Indigenous Engagement Officer
is an Indigenous person from the local
area whose job is to:
ƒƒ support the community in its
consultations and negotiations with
ƒƒ ensure government engages with the
community in a culturally appropriate
ƒƒ assist the Galiwin’ku Reference
Group to report on Local
Implementation Plan progress to the
Government Business Manager.
Head Office Nhulunbuy
T 1300 764 573 or 8986 8986
F 08 9886 8999
[email protected]
GPO Box 1060, Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Service Delivery Centres:
T 08 8970 1700
F 08 8970 1777
T 08 8987 7090
F 08 8987 6331
T 08 8987 4628
F 08 8987 7118
T 08 8979 7906
F 08 8979 7904
T 08 8987 9140
F 08 8970 5138
T 08 8987 6482
F 08 8987 6783
T 08 8970 1103
F 08 8987 9106
T 08 8939 2401
F 08 8987 2776
T 08 8987 2105
F 08 8987 3582
Miwatj Ward
Deputy President KEITH HANSEN – Anindilyakwa
Gumurr Miwatj Ward
Indigenous Engagement Officer and
Government Business Manager
The Indigenous Engagement Officer
and the Government Business Manager
support the Galiwin’ku Reference
Group and the Local Implementation
Plan process. They work with both
the Northern Territory and Australian
governments, as well as having strong
connections with the Shire Council. They
both live and work in Galiwin’ku.
The Government Business Manager
is the contact person for liaison between
the community and government
and also:
ƒƒ helps with community planning and
agreement making
ƒƒ helps with service coordination and
delivery on the ground
ƒƒ involves service providers such as
non-governmental organisations
in the Local Implementation Plan
ƒƒ reports on Local Implementation
Plan progress to the Regional
Operations Centre.
Together the Government Business
Manager and the Indigenous
Engagement Officer are a Single
Government Interface for the community.
They help community people
understand government programs
and services, and help government
and the shires understand community
issues and priorities.
Councillor DON WININBA – Gumurr Marthakal
Councillor KAYE THURLOW – Gumurr Marthakal
Councillor KEITH MAMARIKA – Anindilyakwa
Councillor LIONEL JARAGBA – Anindilyakwa
Councillor MAVIS DANGANBARR – Gumurr
Marthakal Ward
Councillor JACK MUNYARIRR GURRALPA – Gumurr Gatjirrk Ward
Councillor RONNIE BARRAMALA – Gumurr
Gatjirrk Ward
Councillor CHARLIE DJIRARRWUY – Gumurr
Gatjirrk Ward
Gumurr Miwatj Ward
More information?
To get a copy of the Galiwin’ku Plan or for
more information please
call us on 8999 6122 or contact your local
Government Business Manager.
Published by Northern Territory Government
March 2011