Lockhart River 'Empower the Community' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date: ||3 December 2003|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Lockhart River is located approximately 800 kilometres north of Cairns.|
|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.|