Local Decision Making (LDM) is facilitating a new working relationship between Aboriginal communities and government agencies to support self-determination.

Northern Territory Government agencies will partner with Aboriginal communities to assist the transition of government services and programs to community control.

Local Decision Making is the NTG’s ten year plan that seeks to return local decision making to Aboriginal communities empowering Aboriginal people to determine service delivery models that work best for their community and region.

The NTG and ALC signed the Groote Archipelago Local Decision Making Agreement on 14th November 2018 which includes the short term service delivery areas of Housing, Economic Development, Law Justice and Rehabilitation, Education and Health Services.

The Groote Archipelago Housing Implementation Plan is a schedule to the Local Decision Making Agreement signed by ALC, NTG and AHAC. It’s objective is to create a single, sustainable, diverse and culturally appropriate community housing system that the Anindilyakwa people control and includes:

  • Support for AHAC to become a registered Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory Framework.
  • A five year, Northern Territory Government and ALC joint-funded capital works program for housing and associated infrastructure to address overcrowding, provide serviced land and upgrade existing dwellings. This includes a Housing for Health program fully funded by the ALC and AHAC for all community housing.
  • A commitment by the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development to progress Remote Contracting Framework Agreements for a range of housing related services with AHAC and other agreed Anindilyakwa entities.
  • Progressive transition of all Northern Territory Government public housing on the Groote Archipelago to AHAC. With a view to transition community housing managed by other organisations by negotiation.

Local Decision Making

The AHAC Code of Conduct expects a high quality of professional, ethical and culturally informed conduct from its employees and management, in order to provide the best possible service to the Traditional Owners and community residents of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago.

Code of conduct