Past - Present - Possibilities
Tracking Ilpeye Ilpeye community land transition to freehold - footprints for the future.
History of Town Camps; IIAC established
Indigenous Australians, the Arrernte (pronounced Arrunda) call Alice Springs (Mparntwe-pronounced m’barn-twa) home.
Aboriginal people from similar family and language groups live in and around Alice Springs, mostly in Town Camps.
Town camps (earlier labeled as ‘fringe’ camps or self-built ‘humpies’) existed prior Town gazetted in 1888 as Stuart — later renamed as Alice Springs in 1933.
Refer extensive literature on Central Australian history.
Although their land, the Indigenous people had virtually no formal holding capacity of their land estate until 1976.
Ilpeye Ilpeye Aboriginal Corporation (IIAC) Incorporated in 1979; applied for Ilpeye Ilpeye community land lease.
Northern Territory Crown Lease granted to IIAC in 1986.
Pre 2013 - community development to date:
2007 Government Intervention in the Northern Territory
Government control and Secure Land Tenure policy
Aboriginal land holding arrangement in communities
Pre 2009 - community development to date:
2009 IIAC negotiates land acquisition with Australia Govt
2010 Australian Government acquired Ilpeye Ilpeye land
2013 Tripartite Agreement—IIAC and both governments
2021 Formal subdivision approval; vesting of Freehold titles by Australian Government to IIAC
Activate community aspirations
Improve the wellbeing of Ilpeye Ilpeye residents
Improve the standard of infrastructure, housing and services in Ilpeye Ilpeye
Facilitate Ilpeye Ilpeye home ownership and economic development opportunities
Ilpeye Ilpeye community development
Ilpeye Ilpeye ownership & control
Establish Ilpeye Ilpeye community centre
Community garden and tree planting
Local residents employment outcomes
Using land for economic development
Manage all community housing
Build partnerships, ideas & innovation