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The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation, or ALPA, was established in 1972 as a co-operative of community stores in Arnhem Land. Today ALPA operates stores in over 25 remote locations across the NT and Queensland. With a vision of “unity through enterprise” ALPA now contributes to the development of local economies and indigenous business where they operate. Activities include: accommodation and hospitality in partnership with local families, training and employment services through the RJCP program, mechanical workshops and homelands service delivery.
ALPA’s goal is to provide quality services with a commitment to local employment and training. We aim to enhance social and economic development wherever we operate, while continuing to embrace our cultural heritage.
ALPA is governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors made up of representatives from its member communities, embracing the highest standards of corporate governance.The Board governs the corporations’ vison, direction, policy, goals and objectives.
ALPA is financially independent and is not reliant on external funding or subsidies. ALPA self-funds business development to increase employment and improve services to the community.
ALPA is a benevolent corporation, funds are returned to the community in accordance with ALPA’s constitution to benefit its member communities. ALPA provides a diverse range of financial assistance for health and nutrition programs, ceremonies, education, medical escorts and community events.
Tropical Cyclone Lam has severely impacted the Communities of Galiwin'ku, Ramingining, Milingimbi and Gapuwiyak in north-east Arnhem Land. On Galiwin'ku, up to three hundred people are without housing.
ALPA is already collecting bedding donations to assist the residents of the affected communities and will distribute them to those most in need at no cost.
We are seeking donations to support identified needs in the communities in the coming weeks and months ahead.There is still a long way to go in getting these communities back to normal, with many people in desperate need. Please help us to help Yolngu people rebuild after this disaster.