Regional Reconstruction Committee
(Formally known as the Regional Economic Development Committee)
The East Arnhem Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC) assists the region to grow its economic base by providing independent advice to the Northern Territory Government and other stakeholders on the regional development needs and priorities of the region.
East Arnhem’s REDC is comprised of representatives from the business community, for-purpose sector, Yolŋu organisations, industry and government. The REDC has developed its 10 year priorities and seeks to advocate on these on behalf of the region.
Following the establishment of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the REDC accepted responsibility for the East Arnhem Regional Reconstruction Committee functions to focus on prioritisation of projects to drive investment and long term growth.
To find out more, please visit ntrebound.nt.gov.au/regional-committees
Arnhem Aboriginal Business Council
The Arnhem Aboriginal Business Council has been established to represent Aboriginal businesses from a range of industries across Arnhem Land and the Groote Archipelago.
Its vision is to support Aboriginal businesses to achieve their aspirations in trade, commerce, employment and economic development through:
- Collective promotion of Aboriginal businesses and advocacy on matters of government and industry policy that affect their success
- Partnership, collaboration, information sharing and support between member organisations
- Dialogue around the opportunities and challenges facing Aboriginal businesses, including education, training, health, mentoring and capacity development.
The Arnhem Aboriginal Business Council acts as a broker between Aboriginal businesses and those looking to partner with them.
Through delivering on this vision and goal, the Arnhem Aboriginal Business Council’s key purpose is to strive for greater economic and social participation, empowerment, and sustainability in the region through Aboriginal business and employment.
Gove Peninsula Futures Reference Group (GPFRG)
To achieve a positive future for Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula post-mining, the GPFRG works to ensure collaboration through several potential transitional activities and facilitates planning for a strong future for Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula.
Group members include traditional owner organisations Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation and Gumatj Corporation, the Northern Land Council, the Northern Territory Government, the Australian Government, and Rio Tinto. The GPFRG understands the importance of providing stakeholders certainty about the future land tenure arrangements for Nhulunbuy and the provision of essential services, as well as facilitating potential economic development opportunities for the region.
Read the GPFRG Traditional Owner Vision here.
“The Gove Peninsula is one of the most special places in Australia. Our vision is to rejuvenate the region. It will be a place for us to share our culture, and a business and services hub for all of East Arnhem… With the mine closing, the Gove Peninsula will become a place for new business ideas and partnerships, building on our special history and location. We will create a diverse and innovative economy, with a choice of jobs…Nhulunbuy will remain as an open town. People will be able to come and go freely and buy and sell land in a commercial way. This will ensure there is a strong economy in Nhulunbuy, with certainty for businesses and investors in land… We want to work in partnership with existing businesses and bring new investment to the region. We seek partners that value our people’s knowledge and want to work with Yolŋu in a commercial way.”
Gumatj and Rirratjingu Traditional Owners of the Gove Peninsula