The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) and Binjari Community Aboriginal Corporation (BCAC) have collaborated in their approach in assisting Indigenous people.
ALPA and BCAC have developed a formal alliance which will provide quality residential and commercial construction, road building and civil construction services, economic development and career pathway opportunities for Indigenous people living in remote communities in the NT.
ALPA General Manager, Enterprise and Economic Development, Steve Roberts said, “We have been working closely with Binjari for some time now and recognised that this was a great opportunity for ALPA to strengthen its business arm by joining forces with another Indigenous organisation.
“The arrangement will also provide further confidence to clients in ensuring our ability to deliver, with strong capacity in all levels of construction, administration and Indigenous development.” Binjari Community Aboriginal Corporation CEO, Debra Aloisi said, “We are very excited about our new arrangement and look forward to celebrating future successes with ALPA.
“The collaboration of experienced ALPA and Binjari staff involved in NT remote community housing offers the client confidence of successful outcomes and delivery.”
ALPA and Binjari both currently undertake a community services delivery model and contribute to the immediate community’s they operate within.
The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation is a successful, financially independent, Yolngu enterprise, established in 1972. ALPA’s members are Yolngu who live in or are culturally connected to the Arnhemland communities of Minjilang, Milingimbi, Ramingining, Galiwin’ku and Gapuwiyak where our retail stores are located. Members are represented by a Yolngu Board of Directors. ALPA is a benevolent organisation, and our mission is the social and economic development of our members through benevolent activities and distribution of dividends. ALPA is one of the largest financially independent employers of Aboriginal people in Australia, and education and training are a primary focus. ALPA continuously works with government agencies and other service providers to enhance the quality of life and living standards of our members.
Binjari is located on the Victoria Highway 18km south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory. This blog provides insights into the great work that's happening thanks to the efforts of the Binjari community.