The ALC Executive Department provides strategic and administrative support to the ALC Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, and comprises of the Legal and Executive Operations Manager and Executive Assistants.
The Executive Department is focused on large scale economic development across the Groote Archipelago, as well as the smooth functioning of the ALC as a whole. The Executive Department operates out of the Groote Archipelago, with a subsidiary office in Cairns.
The ALC is looking to open an office in Darwin shortly, which will assist the Executive Department in engaging with key partners including the other Northern Territory Land Councils and the Northern Territory Government.
The Preserving Culture Department works in partnership with Groote Eylandt Archipelago communities to conserve and protect Anindilyakwa Cultural Heritage and to build a living cultural economy. All programs are guided by the Anindilyakwa people, their law and governance.
The programs are utilised by all community members particularly youth and elders to actively participate through planning and employment in the culture-based activities while utilising modern technology in its multi media program, Groote Eylandt Broadcasting and music program to archive, share and create cultural and culture based contemporary content.
The Royalty Development Unit (RDU) was established by the Board in 2016 to maximise the benefits derived from the remaining royalties and develop economic sustainability for the post mining era. The unit is funded by 64-3 royalty funds and performs its duties by assisting Aboriginal Corporations (ORICS) to establish sustainable local businesses delivering services and goods to the Anindilyakwa people.
The Community Support Program (CSP) is an initiative of the ALC Board. The program was developed with the Board’s vision that the CSP would assume responsibility for social and community support activities that would most benefit community.
The Community Support Program ensures the delivery of those services and support deemed essential to Anindilyakwa Traditional Owners (TOs) eligible to benefit from the program in accordance with the rules and guidelines developed by the ALC Board.
The Anindilyakwa Land and Sea Rangers manage an Indigenous Protected Area of 10,000 square kilometres of islands, reef and ocean in the azure waters of the Groote Archipelago. Rangers undertake management activities guided by their deep connection to traditional culture and combine that with the latest western science and technology across both the land and sea.
The Mining and Sustainable Development department ensures that there are positive environmental, social, and economic outcomes being sought foremost in all of our exploration and mining agreements and that partnerships with mining companies or other entities wishing to access Aboriginal lands within the Groote archipelago.
The Infrastructure and Development department is solely responsible for the delivery of the Strategic Infrastructure Plan 2020-2025. Varying capabilities within the team ensures all major and minor infrastructure projects (including planned and unplanned maintenance) are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest standard.
The ALC Finance Department provides continual support to the CEO, Board and the numerous departments within the organization. This includes Procurement, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Financial and Management Accounting. In addition to these general finance services, the Finance Department is also responsible for the investing and distributing of Royalty Monies received by all mining carried out on Groote Eylandt, on behalf of the Traditional Owners.
The Finance Department also provides assistance to numerous Indigenous Corporations which are operating from Groote Eylandt, including but not limited to Banking, Payroll, Entity Formation, preparation of Business Activity Statements and Financial Statements, and liasing with external Auditors.
The Human Resources (HR) and Performance Department provides services to the ALC and 6 ORICS operating on the Groote Eylandt archipelago. Services provided include:
Human Resources services are provided to the ALC and ORIC’s to support:
- employee on-boarding,
- probationary and performance reviews
- maintaining employee records
- organisational policies and
- dispute resolution
Workplace Health and Safety
The ALC is committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees, contractors, and community stakeholders.
With the assistance of qualified consultants, the ALC is building a workplace health and safety framework that will help ensure a safe workplace for all ALC and related entities. This includes:
- Work-place health and safety policies and procedures
- Safe work practices
- Assistance in the selection and installation of fire-fighting equipment consistent with regulations and standards
- Building evacuation procedures and signage
- Provision of first aid kits and resuscitation equipment
- Coordination of compliance reviews
- Health and safety incident reporting
- Health and safety statistics gathering, reporting and analysis
- Liaison with Health and Safety regulators (NT and Queensland)
The ALC is committed to improving the skills and expertise available on the Groote Archipelago by providing opportunities for residents to engage in training and obtain nationally recognised qualifications.
A dedicated team has been established to coordinate the provision of this training which will be provided by registered training organisations. The scope, type and nature of the training is to be consistent with the ALC Vision and Values statement and will be determined by the service delivery models that work best for the Anindilyakwa communities and region under the Local Decision-Making Agreement (LDMA).