Traditional Owners and residents in Alekarenge, a community 400 kilometres north of Alice Springs, work together to make decisions about the community’s income.
Group members plan and implement projects that benefit families from four language groups. Their initiative is about Aboriginal people in Alekarenge controlling their own resources and investing them in projects that help their community.
Since 2012 the group has used the community’s leasing and compensation income for initiatives that support its young people in particular.
Working with a range of project partners, the group has funded youth media employment and training and school holiday initiatives, as well as sports facility upgrades and traditional dance festivals.
Dilys Wilson and Sabrina Kelly from the Alekarenge Community Development Working Group at the community water park which is maintained through community lease money.