A Northern Territory Aboriginal community “forgotten” under the $1.7 billion National Remote Indigenous Housing Partnership has received 3 million dollars the Territory Government to extend living areas and assist with housing repairs.
Town camps on the edge of Elliott ,which is 700 kilometres from both Alice Springs and Darwin missed out on housing improvements from both by the Federal and Northern Territory Government’s 10-year housing program.
Northern Territory Minister for Local Government and Community Services Bess Nungarrayi Price says the money was made available following strong lobbying from the community and that she will honour her commitment for local contractors to be given opportunities with a large focus on Aboriginal employment and training while delivering the housing works.
Local Elliott couple Gordon Jackson and Susie Kidd established Triple P Contracting in 2013 both with extensive experience in delivering repairs and maintenance services.
Mr Jackson told CAAMA Radio that with local contractors providing repairs the money will say within the community