In June 2013 the Central Desert Regional Council passed a resolution to explore opportunities to improve sporting infrastructure and governance in remote communities to enable peak body-sanctioned sporting competitions to be held in those communities and to reduce dependence on regional service centres like Alice Springs and Katherine.
The strategy is aimed at
- Systematically improving the standard of key community infrastructure across remote communities within the Central Australia region.
- Developing an agreed priority infrastructure program for the remote region that guides the funding deliberations and decisions at all levels of government as well as peak bodies and key representative stakeholders.
- Improving education and employment outcomes on remote Indigenous communities.
- Reducing remote community visitor dependence and pressure on Alice Springs township.