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Borroloola 'Cleaning and Maintenance' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 May 2007
Date To: 30 June 2007
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
Wanda Ngula Outstation is located near Borroloola in the Northern Territory.
Alternative Names:
  • Borroloola 'Wandangula' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Cth) ($16,000)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Tourism
    Summary Information:
    The Borroloola 'Wandangula' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) provides funding to undertake repairs, cleaning and maintenance of eight houses at Wanda Ngula outstation as a preliminary measure to the development of a sustainable tourism venture.

    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:

    The SRA provides funding to undertake repairs and maintenance of eight houses at Wanda Ngula outstation, as well as to tidy up around the outstation more generally, as a preliminary measure to the development of a sustainable tourism venture. This is intended to both improve employment opportunities at the outstation and provide an additional source of revenue, as well as provide a marketing outlet for local artists.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Cth) proposes to provide $16,000 for materials to paint and clean eight houses.

    The members of the Wanda Ngula community will provide labour to paint and clean the houses and remove rubbish from the community, and commit to improve the attendance rates of children at primary and secondary schools.

    The Mabunji Aboriginl Resource Centre agrees to administer the funds and provide supervision and material for maintenance.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms

    Financial reporting and supervision of housing maintenance is to be provided by Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Centre.

    The homelands school will monitor attendance of primary school students. The Wandangula management committee will oversee the tourism enterprise.

    Katherine Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) officers will communicate with the management committee on a weekly basis during the initial stage (of eight weeks), and conduct a physical inspection at the end of each month. ICC officers will also meet with the management committee after the second month to discuss progress made.

    Related Entries

  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth)
  • Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Centre Inc. - Signatory
  • Katherine Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • People
  • Borroloola Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    Australian Government Indigenous Portal (1 May 2007) Borroloola Cleaning and Maintenance Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2006) Social Justice Report 2006


    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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