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Jarlmadangah 'Early Learning Centre and Landscaping Project' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 24 October 2007
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Community is situated south east of Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($67,000)
  • Subject Matter: | Education | Employment and Training | Health and Community Services |
    Summary Information:
    The Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was developed between the Jarlmadangah Indigenous Community and the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs on 24 October 2007.

    The SRA aims to promote early childhood development by improving the facilities and amenities of the Community's Early Learning Centre.

    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 purpose of this SRA is to upgrade Jarlmadangah's Early Learning Centre and associated community amenities in order to promote early childhood development, school engagement and performance.

    The upgrade of the Early Learning Centre will include the construction of an external play area for children, the completion of landscaping projects and the development of an amphitheatre and performance area. The SRA aims to increase employment and training in the local community by utilising local labour. The landscaping component and amphitheatre will provide a multi-functional performance and meeting space for the community's enjoyment of cultural and recreational activities. In addition, toilet facilities will be constructed alongside the basketball court and proposed amphitheatre, which will be made available to the community for after-hours use.

    The upgrade of the centre will bring it in line with required licensing standards.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Jarlmadangah Indigenous Community, through the Community Council, will:
  • coordinate the planning and construction of the works.
  • pay for ongoing costs of the toilet facilities as well as their connection to power and water services.
  • manage the use, maintenance and after-hours access to the toilet facilities and amphitheatre. This includes the collection of hire fees and the coordination of volunteers to deliver Jarlmadangah-specific cultural events and activities. A proportion of the income earned through the amphitheatre hire fee will be dedicated to funding the centre's recreational and cultural activities. The balance of funds will go towards maintenance costs.
  • develop fees for attendance at the childcare centre that will contribute to the maintenance of the new play area.
  • coordinate a roster of volunteer mothers in the early learning centre to provide opportunities for early childhood training and development. In conjunction with the Health Clinic, the Women's Centre and School develop a range of activities and programs which foster support and education for families in relation to early childhood development (for example, post natal care and healthy living principles).

    Individuals, parents and carers will:
  • provide labour and undertake skills training for the landscaping works and the completion of the play area and toilet facility.
  • promote the participation of children and young people in the centre's activities.
  • pay the required fee for the use of childcare centre services.
  • participate in the 'helper' roster at the early learning centre.
  • participate in training and development to increase early childhood development skills and other skills and knowledge.
  • volunteer for a roster to assist with the organisation of Jarlmadangah-specific events and cultural programs.

    The Australian Government, through the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs proposes to provide $67,000 for the materials and construction of the toilet facility, amphitheatre and children's external play area.

    This funding is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators

    The SRA provides for bi-annual reporting by the Community Council on the number of parents and carers volunteering in the early learning centre, the number of social and cultural events organised and the proportion of Indigenous children using the centre.

    The target date for the completion of the toilet facilities is 29 February 2008. The upgrade of the play area and completion of the amphitheatre and landscaping project is aimed to be completed by 31 March 2008.

  • Related Entries

  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth) - Signatory
  • Derby Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • People
  • Jarlmadangah Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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