Local Decision Making
Local Decision Making is a 10 year commitment to transfer, where possible, government service delivery to Aboriginal people and organisations based on their community aspirations. It is about government, Aboriginal representative organisations and Aboriginal people working together on: Housing, Local Government, Education and Training, Health, Looking after children, Law and Justice.
Some communities may want to focus on other services or programs such as: Sport and Recreation, Youth, Women and Men’s programs, Land and Sea Management and Business.
Government recognises that building, supporting and investing in, strong Aboriginal governance is necessary to ensure local people drive local solutions and that Aboriginal organisations are supported in the management of Local Decision Making.
There are a number of agreements between government and communities across the Territory. Some are signed Statement of Commitments, which are commitments by Government and community to explore LDM opportunities. Whilst other agreements are at various stages of implementation. To view the latest information on LDM go to www.ldm.nt.gov.au.
Further to the above is the Barkly Regional Deal, a commitment by the three tiers of Government for the Barkly region, which is underpinned by LDM.
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Territory Regional Growth Offices: