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Woorabinda 'Planning a Brighter Future' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 1 January 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Woorabinda is located 175 kilometres south-west of Rockhampton.
Subject Matter: | Sports and Physical Recreation
Summary Information:
Woorabinda 'Planning a Brighter Future' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was signed by the Indigenous community at Woorabinda and the Commonwealth government to formally develop healthy activities for young people.

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.
Detailed Information:

The SRA aims to develop a successful and innovative community through increased participation in schooling, community events and planning. The SRA provides activities for young people through the renovation of the local pool and oval, the employment of sports officers and the provision of sports equipment.

Shared Responsbilities

The shared responsibilities of the parties are noted in the SRA Fact Sheet as follows:
'As part of their SRA, the community will run a range of sport and recreation activities for residents. Community members will also take part in community planning (by developing a five-year plan) and establish a management group to monitor and implement the plan.

The Australian Government will provide funds for the sport and recreation activities that include renovating the local the pool and oval, purchasing Go Karts, and funding for a pool manager and a women's sports officer.

The community will implement a 'no school, no pool' policy to improve school attendance. The community will also help to renovate the facilities and maintain them.'

Related Entries

  • Rockhampton Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • State of Queensland
  • People
  • Woorabinda Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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