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Kalumburu 'Kalumburu Store' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 2 February 2006
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Western Australia, Not specified
Kalumburu is the most northerly point of Western Australia that can be accessed by road. It is situated 560 kilometres north-west of Kununurra and 270 kilometres north of the Gibb River Road.
Alternative Names:
  • Kalumburu 'Community Store' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) (Cth) ($60,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Indigenous Business Australia (In-kind support)
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Aboriginal Economic Development (WA) (In-kind support)
  • Proposed contribution - Westpac Banking Corporation (In-kind support)
  • Subject Matter: | Economic Development | Employment and Training | Health and Community Services
    Detailed Information:
    The Kalumburu 'Kalumburu Store' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Kalumburu Indigenous Community, the Commonwealth Government, the Western Australian Government and Westpac Banking Corporation.

    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.


    The SRA aims to provide support for the re-opening of the Kalumburu community store. In doing this, it will provide employment, training and profits to community members; ensure that the community is provided with healthy food alternatives; and provide goods with appropriate labelling for diabetics.

    The SRA states that a five-year business plan is to be developed for the new store, an independent director appointed and a $250,000 commercial loan obtained from Westpac, with Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) acting as guarantor. The new store will also repay creditors of the previous store's owner, Kwini Holdings, from the first three years' profits.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Kalumburu community will:
  • appoint an independent director to the store;
  • administer and manage the new store lease; and
  • select directors who will be involved in high-level decisions regarding the store, and who will undergo governance training.

    Families and individuals will:
  • pay off all debts to the Kwini Holdings store;
  • abide by the 'no book-up' rule, and agree that all threats or attempts to influence store workers will be dealt with by the Governing Council;
  • allow cases of theft or store vandalism to be dealt with by the police or a circle sentencing arrangement; and
  • fill out customer surveys so that the store can better service the community.

    The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms

    The SRA provides for the following performance indicators:
  • the ICC Field Officer will report bi-annually on the range and labelling of health options that are available; and
  • the Store Manager will report once on the store's gross return.

    The feedback mechanisms and SRA monitoring strategies include:
  • all members of the Governing Council will have access to the terms of this SRA;
  • staff on quarterly field visits from the Kununurra ICC will be present for store performance reports;
  • the Health Clinic will monitor health outcomes for the community of having access to healthier food;
  • the store will present its accounts monthly to the Directors, Governing Council, Kwini Holdings creditors, Kununurra ICC and members of the community while Kwini's debts remain unpaid.

    The Kalumburu Council will provide quarterly reports on the progress of the store, which will include details of its financial status; progress against performance indicators; progress on community member's meeting their debts to Kwini Holdings; status of stocktakes and diabetic labelling system.

  • Related Entries

  • State of Western Australia - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth) - Signatory
  • Kalumburu Community Council
  • Office of Aboriginal Economic Development (OAED) - Signatory
  • Kununurra Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Indigenous Business Australia - Signatory
  • Westpac Banking Corporation - Signatory
  • People
  • Kalumburu Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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