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Billiluna 'Fuel Bowsers' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||13 June 2005|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia|
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|Billiluna is a remote Indigenous community in the East Kimberley, 200 kilometres south of Halls Creek.|
|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Economic Development | Employment and Training | Health and Community Services | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure|
|The Billiluna 'Youth Centre Redevelopment' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (the Agreement) is an agreement between the Billiluna Indigenous Community and the Australian government. The Agreement provides the funding and resources for the installation of fuel bowsers in the community garage.|
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.
Billiluna is part of the East Kimberley COAG trial. This SRA was signed concurrently with another SRA aimed at improving health in the community; both build on two previous SRAs that provided the community with an interim regional administration centre, as well as sports equipment and activities for young people.
The SRA aims to address the community-identified priority of improving its economic status and increasing employment and training opportunities. It provides for the installation of new fuel tanks and bowsers. These will be stocked only with Opal fuel, which cannot be sniffed. The new bowsers will be an important facility for the community and will encourage visits from travelers on the nearby Canning Stock Route and Tanami Road, generating employment and community income.
The SRA also provides for improved rubbish disposal, payment of rents on time to support the cost of repairs and maintenance to community houses, and encouragment for kids to attend school and after-school activities.
Through the Office of Indigenous Policy, the Commonwealth Government has proposed the contribution of $155,000 for the installation of fuel bowsers.
In return for this funding, the community, family and individuals will:
The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The performance of the Agreement will be evaluated on a six monthly basis, which will consider participation levels and environmental health initiatives in the Billiluna Community. To encourage feedback, the SRA will be displayed openly in the community, and the Agreement's progress will be monitored through the ongoing communication with relevant departments of government and the Kununnura Indigenous Coordination Centre.
|Australian Government - Indigenous Portal (2005) Billiluna 'Fuel Bowsers' Shared Responsibility Agreement|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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