From Sunday 30 April to Tuesday 2 May 2017, Premier Jay Weatherill and Cabinet Ministers visited the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands as part of Country Cabinet APY Lands.

The three day visit provided a number of opportunities for local community members to speak with Cabinet Ministers and Departmental Chief Executives about the issues affecting them.

On Thursday 24 August 2017, the Premier and Cabinet Ministers met with the APY Lands Executive Board at Parliament House to present them with the State Government's response to the issues raised by the community during the Country Cabinet visit. Click here to read the report: State Government Response (PDF 3.46 MB)

Download a copy of the summary here (PDF 1.77 KB) or translated version here. (PDF 187 KB) 


Fund My Idea: engaging young Anangu to improve community wellbeing

Fund My Idea is a grant program delivered in each region that hosts a Country Cabinet. Fund My Idea provides funding for projects that deliver benefit directly to the community.

The Fund My Idea Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands initiative gave secondary students from Anangu Education schools the opportunity to work together to propose, develop and implement projects to improve wellbeing in the community. The students developed 10 project proposals focusing on improving outcomes for children, young people and their communities.

The $100,000 (funding jointly provided by the Minister for Education and Child Development, Susan Close and PYEC Director, Rueben Burton) will be divided equally between 10 school sites: Amata, Indulkana, Kenmore Park, Pipalyatjara, Fregon, Mimili, Pukatja, Oak Valley, Yalata and Murputja.

48 students and 15 school staff attended a leadership skills workshop at Umuwa in August where they developed proposals for projects to benefit their local community. PYEC decided that each community would receive a grant of $10,000 to fund the project which included a community consultation element. Projects are now progressing across the 10 communities.


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