NT Government provides Elliott with $3 million to address ongoing housing concerns.

16th Mar 2016

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