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Developing East Arnhem wins national award

The successful economic development work undertaken by Developing East Arnhem Limited (DEAL) over the past 12 months has been recognised at a national industry level.

CEO Carley Scott travelled to Perth recently to attend the national conference of Economic Development Australia (EDA) – the peak professional industry body in Australia for economic development organisation’s and practitioners across the nation.

Having been entered in EDA’s 2016 National Awards For Economic Development Excellence, on behalf of DEAL Ms Scott was proud to accept the Winner award for the category Economic Development Initiatives, Rural and Remote Areas.

DEAL was also recognised as a finalist in the category Economic Development Initiatives Under 15,000 Residents.

On bringing the awards back to East Arnhem Ms Scott said “This recognition from the industry is a testament to the work being done by the team at DEAL, its partners, supporters and local East Arnhem businesses who, together, are committed to keeping our region thriving.”

Lucid Economics personnel provided advice to the NT Government and Rio Tinto regarding the creation of Develop East Arnhem Ltd and its Economic Development Fund.

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