|The Agreement states that '[a]ll parties are jointly committed to improving the way Government services respond to the needs and aspirations of the Greater Shepparton Aboriginal community. The Compact provides a basis for cooperation and partnership between the parties requiring joint action, mutual support and shared responsibility.'
The Aboriginal Community Facilitation Group, in consultation with the community, have identified a range of strategic areas for action. The family is central to all of these strategies. These areas include education and training, employment, strategic planning, governance, leadership, cultural enhancement, pride, image, social connectedness and respect, justice, housing and community health.
A Community Facilitator will work for the Aboriginal community in the development of the partnership, while a Steering Group will negotiate and implement policy, program and service delivery responses to community strategies and monitor progress. Performance indicators will be developed jointly to measure progress in terms of the Aboriginal community's social, cultural and economic sustainability, community and government capacity to respond to local issues and community-government collaboration under the Agreement. The operation of the Agreement is to be reviewed on an annual basis.|