Back to search results

printable versionPrint this page

Lockhart River 'Empower the Community' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 3 December 2003
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Place:Cape York
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Lockhart River is located approximately 800 kilometres north of Cairns.
Subject Matter:
Summary Information:
The Lockhart River Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was signed on 3 December 2003. This SRA is part of the Cape York Council of Australian Governments (COAG) trial.

The SRA signed in 2003 was followed by a Community Plan in 2004. The focus of this SRA is community planning.
Detailed Information:
The agreement signed in 2003 committed the community to developing a community plan related to economic development and education. The Commonwealth and Queensland governments agreed to assist with the plan.

The Community Plan 2004-08 outlines the community's desired outcomes and performance indicators for issues including housing, justice, employment and men's and women's issues. Priorities identified in the plan include:
- develop outstations
- improve road and sea access
- break the unemployment cycle
- improve housing
- improve community facilities
- celebrate and teach traditional ways
- improve education provision.

The Queensland government has funded a community development officer to assist the community.

The Lockhart River community has developed a Puuya Strategy to guide relations with government.

The Lockhart River SRA is administered by the Cape York Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Related Entries

  • Wadeye Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • Greater Shepparton Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • Tjurabalan Community Participation Agreement
  • Murdi Paaki Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • ACT Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • Hope Vale 'Partnership' Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (Cth)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Council of Australian Governments
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Cape York Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Event
  • Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Cape York COAG Trial
  • Whole of Government Initiatives
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands COAG Trial
  • North Eastern Tasmania COAG Trial

  • References

    Department of Local Government, Planning, Sport and Recreation (2005) Aboriginal Shire and Island Council Update


    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

    Top of page

    Was this useful? Click here to fill in the ATNS survey