DEG has always wanted to understand the quantum of government investment into service delivery and infrastructure for the Walgett Aboriginal community, so that we can evaluate from the community perspective,
the value and effectiveness of that investment. We discovered that not only could we, an engaged community, find out this information, but that government itself cannot know the value of its investment into the Walgett Aboriginal community. We also want to understand better how government procurement works currently, so that we can propose solutions that will support the procurement of cost-effective service delivery in Walgett. So we engaged Mel Flanagan from Nook Studios to work with Yuwaya Ngarrali's May Miller-Dawkins to illustrate the current situation with government procurement of services for Walgett, and the result is Yuwaya Ngarrali Policy Paper: "Creating better futures with contracts"- How to progress genuine community partnerships and to improve access to information and participation in government procurement and grants, 5 October 2022.