APY food strategy moves department

Posted on 23 July 2013 under APY Lands & Food Security.
Tags: community gardens & stores

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On 1 July 2013, responsibility for the oversight and implementation of the South Australian Government’s controversial APY Lands Food Security Strategic Plan was transferred to the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.1

Prior to this move, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division had been responsible for this work.

At the time of the transfer, some $100,000 of “freight improvement work” commissioned by the Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division was nearing completion; specifically, the development of a “detailed APY Lands freight strategic plan” and a review of existing freight contracts.2

On 15 July 2013, the SA Government advised the Paper Tracker that while the Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division would “brief key stakeholders” when the freight work had been finalised, “any follow up work beyond this will be the responsibility of [the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion].”3

References

  1. Heath, D (Office of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation). 15 July 2013. Email to J. Nicholls/Paper Tracker. Also: Hunter, I. 2 July 2013. Transcript of evidence presented to Estimates Committee B, House of Assembly, Parliament of South Australia, p297.
  2. The APY Lands Freight Strategic Plan was being developed by a consultant named Dawntreader at a cost of $56,818. The review of existing freight contracts was being undertaken by AECOM at a cost of $48,500 (see: Parliament of South Australia, 28 May 2013. Transcript of evidence presented by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet to the Budget and Finance Committee of the Legislative Council, p1749).
  3. Heath, D (Office of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation). 15 July 2013. Email to J. Nicholls/Paper Tracker.
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