Signed in February 2018, the Buthera Agreement is providing capacity-building support for the Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation to drive development, economic enterprise and collaborative engagement with government agencies on Guuranda (Yorke Peninsula).
The Agreement commits the government to agency-specific place-based activities in two priority areas:
- economic development
- social services.
Initiatives in the Agreement include projects relating to:
- youth justice
- domestic violence
- child protection
- education and cultural studies.
All of these are matters the government will continue to address in partnership with the Narungga people.
Some of the achievements to date include:
- state and Commonwealth governments funding of $4 million in April 2019 to establish a boat-landing facility on Wardang Island
- drafting a Traditional Fishing Strategy
- drafting a co-management agreement for the Innes National Park (Dhilba Guuranda)
- Narungga language programs and curriculum development.
Implementing the Buthera Agreement is also included as an action in the Government of South Australia's Aboriginal Affairs Action Plan 2019-20.
The Buthera Agreement is included here with the permission of the Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation.