Local Decision Making Commitment Agreement

The Northern Territory Government and Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation has moved a step closer to Local Decision Making with the signing of a formal Commitment Agreement.

A ceremony was held recently at which the Chief Minister along with Walter Shaw, CEO Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC); and Geoff Shaw, President, and Benedict Stephens, Vice President TCAC Board of Directors signed a Commitment Agreement between the NTG and TCAC to work together towards a LDM heads of agreement. Signatures were provided in advance by Maxine Carlton, Secretary TCAC Board of Directors who was unable to be at the ceremony, and each of the Presidents of the 16 Alice Springs town camps.

The signing of this LDM Commitment Agreement between the Northern Territory Government and TCAC is an historic occasion and a step toward self-determination and community control.

The agreement will identify the services over which the 11 Town Camp Associations and five Aboriginal Corporations wish to have more control; and have relevant Northern Territory Government agencies commit to sharing information with Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation and its members so as to decide how this control might be achieved.

It will also provide a framework which will support the transition of community control to agreed service delivery areas and set out the process and timeframes for the negotiation and agreement of Implementation Plans.

Last updated: 05 July 2019

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