The Territory Labor Government is paving the way for new houses with the construction of a new subdivision at Maningrida.
Darwin-based civil and building contractor, BMD Urban, is currently on site at the remote coastal community, 500 kilometres east of Darwin.
A team of 15 includes at least five Maningrida locals who are learning new skills such as earthworks, roadworks and pipe-laying.
The subdivision will provide 30 lots of serviced land for housing as part of the Territory Labor Governments $1.1 billion remote housing plan to alleviate overcrowding. Two contracts have been awarded for the construction of five new houses and a further 18 homes are planned.
Since coming to Government just over two years ago, the Territory Labor Government has delivered 15 new homes in Maningrida and upgraded 53 houses – including government employee housing. A further 25 homes have been extended and improved as part of the Room to Breathe program.
As noted by Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy:
Jobs and housing are priorities of the Territory Labor Government and the subdivision at Maningrida paves the way for new houses to be built.
We have committed $1.1 billion to building and renovating remote housing to alleviate overcrowding and improve the state of housing in the bush.
Better housing means better health, education and jobs outcomes and safer communities.