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Amata 'Amata Pool' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||10 January 2006|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||Amata, South Australia, Australia|
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|According to the Tjala Arts website, Amata 'is an Aboriginal community situated in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara/Yankunyjatjara Lands (APY) in the far Northwest of South Australia. Amata is situated amongst the picturesque Musgrave Ranges, approximately 120km south of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and 500km southwest of Alice Springs.'|
|Subject Matter:||Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Sports and Physical Recreation | Youth|
|The Amata 'Amata Pool' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Amata Community, the Commonwealth Government and the South Australian Government. It proposes to provide the funding for the installation of a new pool. The new Amata pool would continue the current 'no school, no pool' policy. |
Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreement' below.
The SRA aims to encourage the health benefits associated with a swimming pool by both installing a new pool and putting in place a comprehensive program to ensure that the pool is well run and maintained. The SRA also aims to improve the health of local children by encouraging them to attend weekly health checks at the Amata health clinic, and to participate in the school daily health program.
The community will:
The Commonwealth Government proposes to provide $1,250,000 for the construction of the swimming pool. The South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services proposes to manage the pool for the first four years.
The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The SRA provides for the following performance indicators:
1. Number of absent Indigenous student days per term, to be provide quarterly by the Amata school;
2. Number of both children and adults who achieved a recognised swimming standard, to be provided once by the Amata community; and
3. Number of Indigenous children with skin, eye and ear infections, to be provided annually by the Health Clinic.
The feedback mechanisms include:
|Tjala Arts website Welcome to Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts) - Location|
|Australian Government - Indigenous Portal (2005) SRAs and RPAs Website - Amata 'Amata Pool'|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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