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Community Champions program
The Northern Territory Government has committed $18 million over the next three years to support remote community economic development through the community champions program.
The program is focused on creating an enabling environment for economic development and job creation in 13 remote communities across the Northern Territory.
Thirteen chief executives are community champions, each is allocated to different communities.
|Community||Community champion||Development liaison officer|
|Borroloola||Greg Shanahan |
Chief Executive, Department of Attorney General and Justice
|Mike Chiodo |
Chief Executive, Department of Local Government and Community Services
|Tiwi Islands|| John Coleman |
Chief Executive, Department of the Chief MInister
|Groote Eylandt||Ken Davies |
Chief Executive, Department of Education
|Dr Len Notaras |
Chief Executive, Department of Health
|Galiwinku||Dave McHugh |
Chief Executive, Department of Infrastructure
|Gunbalanya||Rod Applegate |
Chief Executive, Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment
|Utopia||Jodie Ryan |
Department of Treasury and Finance
|Michael Tennant |
Chief Executive, Department of Business
|Maningrida||Alister Trier |
Chief Executive, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
|Yulara District||Tony Mayell |
Chief Executive Officer, Tourism NT
|Ntaria||Ron Kelly |
Chief Executive, Department of Mines and Energy
|Wadeye||Luke Bowen |
General Manager, Northern Australia Development Office
The community champion and a development liaison officer work closely with the nominated community to create and identify potential projects.
This work is supported by an audit of existing and required infrastructure.
A five-year infrastructure investment plan is being developed for each community, and will assist infrastructure investment coordination across all levels of government to enable more sustainable local economies and create local jobs.
This program is closely connected to the Department of Business, especially programs aimed at supporting and growing business in the bush.
Phone: (08) 8951
Last updated: 03 June 2016