DEAL facilitates planning and coordinated action to support emerging industries in the region and acts as a ‘front door’ for businesses and investors from Australia and around the world. We actively promote the region to businesses and investors to facilitate investment and partnership opportunities.
DEAL is committed to supporting traditional owners in East Arnhem to realise the economic value of their land and achieve their development aspirations. All land in East Arnhem is recognised by law as Aboriginal Land, and almost 80 per cent of the region’s residents are Yolŋu. To support this commitment, DEAL is delivering the first East Arnhem Landowner Prospectus in partnership with traditional owners, the Northern Land Council, and regional stakeholders.
DEAL coordinates planning and actions to support the development of regional focus industries – including tourism, forestry, fisheries and agriculture – through regional working groups and the Regional Economic Development Committee. In addition, we are proactively exploring opportunities of value in other emerging and innovative industries – including human services, renewable energy, space, and digital services, as well as understanding new supply line opportunities arising from improved infrastructure.