As part of its establishment, Rio Tinto provided DEAL with 250 housing assets to support economic development in East Arnhem. DEAL manages and maintains these housing assets in Nhulunbuy to support ongoing economic and business growth and create opportunities for new and existing businesses.
DEAL invests in businesses and critical enabling infrastructure. Our capital is used to leverage additional third-party commitments from investors and government in support of key regional projects. We consider opportunities to contribute to critical enabling infrastructure, including supporting feasibility analysis and pilot projects to catalyse investment.
Additionally, through our Economic Development Fund we invest in businesses across the East Arnhem region and leverage other investment into projects at different stages of development, and of different scales.
Through our partnerships across the region, DEAL supports existing and emerging East Arnhem businesses to access information, networks, services and capital.
DEAL facilitates planning and coordinated action to support emerging industries in the region and act as a ‘front door’ for businesses and investors from Australia and around the world. DEAL’s approach to industry development is guided by evidence, planning, the aspirations of Yolŋu, and the underlying strengths of the region and its people.
Working with partners, DEAL drives and coordinates economic development planning. We advocate for East Arnhem, gather evidence to guide development, and produce clear communications to ensure stakeholders understand changes, risks and opportunities in the region.