Prior to the Intervention exiting, resources need to be invested into the placement of long term Community Development services and support. This needs to be ramped up as the Intervention is being wound down. It needs to be recognised that this has to be an ongoing service built on genuine Community development and good governance principles.
Over the past thirty years, most communities have had short periods of time where they functioned well with good management and governance followed by periods of crisis. This cycle is often related to abilities of key personnel and level of resources available and often recurs.
At times of crisis, government has intervened through administrators or interventions like the NTER. When public well being and public monies are at risk the Government has an obligation to intervene. This is usually characterised by the ramping up of resources and placement of experienced personnel. There is a lag time for community function to improve. Once it does and is deemed that the community is functioning better or compliance has been met the intervention or administration exits. Often soon after the exit the community regresses into lower levels of functionality once resources and support are reduced, the cycle has often been a recurring one. There is a temptation to want to believe that such interventions or administrations can be a panacea.