Developing East Arnhem Limited (DEAL) is an independent not-for-profit company with an experienced Board of Directors. Our mission is to drive economic development in East Arnhem to promote the resilience of the region and opportunity for its people.
In all activities we are guided by our principles:
- Mission led
Since DEAL’s first Strategic Plan in 2015, the story of East Arnhem has been about resilience and opportunity. As we look to build on this success over the next five years, we also need to lay the foundations for a longer-term regional vision.
DEAL’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 is ambitious and anticipates the new challenges East Arnhem will face between now and 2035. Our work under this Strategic Plan will lay the foundations, in partnership with others, for a prosperous and sustainable future for the East Arnhem region.
In delivering on our mission, we focus on five key areas of activity:
- Industry attraction and development
- Business support
The East Arnhem region, in Australia’s Top End, is home to the world’s longest continuing culture. Set against a spectacular natural environment, the region has a history of trade and entrepreneurship, and is connected with national and international markets. East Arnhem has a spectacular landscape, with rugged coastlines, remote islands and some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats.
The town of Nhulunbuy, on the Gove Peninsula, is the largest centre in the region. A vibrant community with a high standard of services, Nhulunbuy operates as a service and business hub for the region. The region has six other main communities, Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Ramingining, Gapuwiyak, Yirrkala and Gunyangara, and a network of more than 50 homelands. The main communities all have schools, shops, clinics, airports and other facilities and services.