Joint Decision-Making

Empowered Communities East Kimberley sees a need to achieve better coordination and alignment so that we can maximise benefits, avoid duplication and have a well-integrated approach for programs delivered across the East Kimberley. 

The Empowered Communities East Kimberley Joint Decision Making (JDM) framework has been co-designed by BBY Directors, LMC members and Government to provide a platform for Aboriginal people to have a greater say in what is invested into our communities and for joint planning of new investment opportunities.

As a part of supporting the Empowered Communities vision for structural reform, Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) have committed to a collaborative process for reviewing funded activities under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). The Joint Decision Making has been tested and refined several times since first implementation in early 2018 across Kununurra and Halls Creek. The Joint Decision Making framework is now a strong model of collaborative decision making with the aim of achieving greater alignment between government investment and community need voiced by Aboriginal people and Aboriginal Organisations.