A collaboration is formed and an agreed working arrangement is developed between the three tiers of government resulting in the formation of the Port Augusta Urban and Regional Service Delivery Strategy Project Team.
The Port Augusta URS Governance Structure is developed.
The intergovernmental Port Augusta URS Steering Committee is formed.
An Independent Advocate is appointed to support the development and implementation of the Port Augusta URS initiative.
The Port Augusta Aboriginal Community agrees to participate in a Port Augusta URS initiative and the development of a Port Augusta Local Action Agreement.
The Port Augusta Aboriginal community forms the Aboriginal Community Engagement Group (ACEG).
The Project Team sourced funding from Australian Government via FaHCSIA for the Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer position that is employed by Port Augusta City Council.
The Project Team sourced funding from Australian Government via FaHCSIA for Aboriginal Community engagement activities.
ACEG develops terms of reference.
The Project Team surveys the Port Augusta Aboriginal community regarding community issues and the communities’ knowledge of Lew Owens Report, the Community Dialogue and the URS.
A series of Aboriginal community forums are held to seek additional information and advice and to inform the community of URS progress.
Housing SA agrees to stop selling houses in Port Augusta for a 12 month period.
A series of broader community and service provider forums held to inform the community of URS progress.
ACEG prioritises the COAG Building Blocks, develops high level strategies and determines the required actions.
ACEG develops the Local Action Agreement informed by recommendations in the Lew Owens Report and other community consultations including the Community Dialogue.
The Port Augusta URS Steering Committee decides to take a project approach to Davenport specific issues raised in the Lew Owens Report and during the Community Dialogue.
A Senior Project Officer is appointed to manage the Davenport Project and the Davenport Action Agreement is developed.
ACEG met with the National Commissioner of Anti-Discrimination.
Port Augusta City Council formally adopts the Racism Stops with Me campaign.
ACEG develops the Port Augusta Urban and Regional Service Delivery Strategy DVD/Video.
ACEG hosts a series of service provider Building Block focused forums.
The Australian National University develops the CAEPR paper Population Change in Port Augusta: Challenges and Implications for the COAG Urban and Regional Strategy. The paper is presented to ACEG and frames a number of the Outcomes in the Local Action Agreement.
The Australian National University presents the CAEPR paper to the elected members of Port Augusta City Council to influence local funding decisions.
ACEG members have been very generous with their time. They have made a significant commitment and for nearly two years have been meeting regularly. On occasions these meetings have been weekly, fortnightly and monthly.
The Co-Chair of ACEG held a series of meetings with operational teams of Port Augusta SAPOL members to provide them with a community perspective on policing in Port Augusta.
The Port Augusta Local Action Agreement is launched by Ministers Macklin and Hunter.
ACEG becomes the group for service providers and governments to engage with in Port Augusta.
ACEG took the lead for a number of significant NAIDOC events in 2012 and 2013.
The Project Team sourced funding from Australian Government via FaHCSIA to acknowledge the significance of Aboriginal culture in Port Augusta. The result was the development of the Port Augusta Cultural Pathway in Gladstone Square.
The Project Team and ACEG develops an ACEG URS website.
The annual Malka Art Prize, the first South Australian Aboriginal Art Prize is sponsored by Port Augusta City Council.
The Project Team sourced funding from Australian Government via FaHCSIA to install flagpoles in Gladstone Square, thus allowing for the Aboriginal, the Torres Strait and Australian flags to be raised during NAIDOC Week.
The Project Team sourced funding from Australian Government via FaHCSIA to develop and deliver the Cultural Appreciation Program to over 400 Port Augusta City Council staff and members.
ACEG influenced government regarding Port Augusta as the location of the Residential Rehabilitation Centre.
The Project Team sourced funding from State Government via DFEEST for the implementation of governance training.
The Project Team sourced funding from Australian Government via FaHCSIA for Governance and Leadership training and activities.
ACEG met with the National Commissioner of Children.
ACEG met with the University of Adelaide and provided advice regarding their Aboriginal University Preparatory Program.
The Project Team and ACEG works with the Indigenous Community Links program to better connect the service with the community.
ACEG supported to work with service providers to shape service delivery for example, Mission Australia and the new Family Mental Health Support Service.
ACEG and the Project Team influenced the development of a collaborative tender for the Port Augusta Residential Rehabilitation Centre.
ACEG participates in the Port Augusta Closing the Gap day providing the community with information regarding the Port Augusta URS initiative.