Ord Enhancement Scheme

Please note that facilitation of the Ord Enhancement Scheme has transitioned from the Kimberley Development Commission to the MG Corporation.

Background

The MG Ord Enhancement Scheme (OES) is a partnership between the Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation (MG Corporation) and the WA State Government.

The Ord Enhancement Scheme commenced in mid 2006 and forms an important part of the Ord Final Agreement (OFA). The OES is a state funded program intended to address the adverse social and economic impacts that Ord Stage 1 and the associated development of the town of Kununurra has had, and continues to have, on the lives of Miriuwung Gajerrong peoples.

The priorities and strategic direction of the OES are directed by the MG Corporation. The committee includes 7 representatives of the MG Corporation (who formerly comprised the ASEIA Committee which was set up to drive the recommendations of the report during negotiations of the OFA) and the Director of the Kimberley Development Commission, representing the State Government.

The OES is an innovative collaboration that provides for joint decision-making processes involving Miriuwung Gajerrong peoples and government working together. The program will operate through the development of partnerships between the OES / MG Corporation and public sector, not for profit and private sector organisations.

The broad aim of the program is to achieve support for community driven initiatives leading to long-term, beneficial change in the community.


Purpose of the OES

The OES intends to contribute to the following outcomes:

The broad objectives of the OES are to:

Current Priorities and Projects

Early priorities that have been identified by the OES Committee are:

Strategies are being developed and partnerships negotiated to achieve long term better outcomes in these areas.