Evaluation of Indigenous Coordination Centres

Aim of the publication

The evaluation report analysed the implementation of the Indigenous Coordination Centres (ICC’s) Model[1], initiated by the Secretaries Group for Indigenous Affairs (SGIA). Key strengths, opportunities for improvement and implications are summarised under the following five points;

  • Building partnerships with Indigenous communities,
  • Whole-of –government leadership,
  • Flexibility and responsiveness
  • Whole-of –government collaboration ;
  • ICC capacity.

Target audience

The report was prepared for Commonwealth Government agencies, ICC Managers, ICC stakeholders and community service providers to assist in promoting engagement, participation and partnerships.

Content of the publication

Evidence for change is explored through the views and strong involvement of the Indigenous community, commitment among staff and the political impetus. Underpinning each of these is the leadership of the ICCs and the supporting departments with a stake in addressing Indigenous disadvantage. Changes to peoples mental models and shifts in organisational cultures will hold the key to future development.


[1] The ICC Model is a five-point plan whole-of-government approach established by the Secretaries of Prime Minister & Cabinet, FaHCSIA, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Department of Education, Science and Training, Department of Health and Ageing, Attorney Generals Department, Department of Communication, Information Technology and the Arts, Department of Transport and Regional Services and the Department of the Environment and water Resources (formerly the Department of the Environment and Heritage)

Content Updated: 16 October 2013