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Larrakia Nation ‘Lyons Community’ Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 22 February 2006
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
The Larrakia Nation is located in and around Darwin, in the Northern Territory.
Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Employment and Workplace Relations ($232,080)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, ($123,610)
  • Proposed contribution - The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination ($213,601)
  • Proposed contribution - Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Study (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Canberra Investment Corporation/Defence Housing Australia ($553,810)
  • Proposed contribution - The Jumbana Group ($17,760)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Youth
    URL: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/document.aspx?id=8057
    Summary Information:
    The Larrakia Nation 'Lyons Community' Shared Responsibility Agreement is an agreement between the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination, the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation for the development of a local art site in the newly developed Lyons housing subdivision.

    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.
    Detailed Information:
    Purpose
    The SRA aims to lift the standard and quality of Larrakia artworks in order to improve the sale of artwork and generate greater economic income for the community. It also provides for art workshops at the local high school to connect young people with culture, and address the needs of 'at risk' children by selecting them to participate in the art project.

    Shared Responsibilities
    The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has proposed a contribution of $232,080, of which $70,312 will be allocated to the business strategy and $184,000 to the artists.

    The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, has proposed a contribution of $123,610, including:
  • $67,500 for the provision of technical expertise to artists;
  • $12,960 for the delivery of art workshops involving indigenous students from Darwin schools; and
  • $43,150 for the production of a DVD.

    The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination has proposed a contribution of $213,601, including:
  • the travel expenses of expert advisors and administrative support;
  • $33,4676 for consultant travel expenses;
  • $73,300 for art/templating deliverables;
  • $11,825 for trainee expenses;
  • $60,00 for a bookkeeper; and
  • $35,000 for an Administration Officer.

    The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education has proposed an in-kind contribution by extending the time the Batchelor Tutor will spend with the project.

    Canberra Investment Corporation/Defence Housing Australia has proposed a contribution of $553,810, of which $165,400 has already been spent on a public art and the design project, $60,400 has been allocated for earthworks and $315,000 for additional contracts to cover the Larrakia for the life of the building project.

    The Jumabana Group has proposed a contribution of $17,760, of which $6,480 will be allocated to school workshops and $11,280 to Larrakia Art Centre consultancy.

    The SRA provides that Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation will provide joint facilitation and administration of the project with the Jumbana Group to assist artists and youth with professional development and the delivery of the required project outcomes. They will also work with the community to increase business acumen and skills in the retail sector.

    Other members of the community will:
  • run the retail shops outlet;
  • ensure the young people attend work and the workshop sessions punctually and be involved in all design and painting stages of the project;
  • supply renowned artists to oversee content to ensure that cultural authenticity and protocols are upheld; and
  • nominate four youth from the Larrakia tank art project, identified for further professional artistic development.

    Families and individuals will ensure:
  • young people selected to work on the project will commit to regular and punctual attendance of training and work commitments;
  • participants involved in the project undertake further tuition and complete formal training; and
  • Larrakia artists take part to ensure cultural authenticity and protocol compliance and to provide tuition to the young people.

    This funding is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
    The SRA provides for quarterly reporting by the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation on:
  • the number of indigenous youth participants attending and successfully completing formal accreditation in visual art and craft;
  • the number of indigenous youth participating in training in new art skills or cultural activities; and
  • the number of public art contracts acquired including number of position and duration.

    It also provides for the project steering committee to meet monthly to discuss the progress of the project.

  • Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Northern Territory of Australia - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth) - Signatory
  • Canberra Investment Corporation - Signatory
  • Darwin Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • People
  • Larrakia People

  • References

    General Reference
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal Larrakia Nation ‘Lyons Community’ Shared Responsibility Agreement
    Media Release
    Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (22 February 2006) Brough Backs NT Indigenous Projects

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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