MRM Community Benefits Trust (2018)

Community Development in Borroloola (NT)

Plan C has been engaged as MRM Community Benefits Trust Project Officers to undertake broad community engagement and wide-ranging community and economic development in Borroloola, and surrounding Big River's region Northern Territory

Project details:

  • Developing plans and strategies for community engagement and carrying out comprehensive formal and informal engagement with the people of Borroloola, 76% of whom identify as being indigenous.
  • Identifying, developing, managing and establishing partnerships with communities and stakeholders to establish projects and programs that align with the current focus of the Trust.
  • Working with the Trust to facilitate enterprise and job creation, including tourism and ecotourism, regional development, small business incubation and development including agribusiness, environmental rehabilitation and establishing private enterprises.
  • Working with partners to generate investment proposals and grant applications and managing project and grant delivery.
  • Identify, lead and implement investments and developments on behalf of the Trust.
  • Preparing and presenting Annual Plans and Reviews, attending quarterly board meetings and providing advice to the board on community development and commercial practice.

Borroloola Art Centre. Artist: Marjorie Keishram