Around a dozen jobs will be created during the construction of a subdivision at Galiwin’ku, the north-east Arnhem community that inspired the Warumpi Bands hit, My Island Home.
The 24-lot area will be used for housing as part of the Territory Labor Governments $1.1 billion remote housing program, Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.
The tender was awarded to DCT Australia earlier this week and the Territory-based company plans to recruit locals through the Arnhem Land Progress Associations Bukmak Constructions and other Aboriginal organisations.
Work on the subdivision is expected to commence next month.
As noted by Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy:
The Territory Labor Governments key priorities are jobs and housing and this new subdivision is a job-creating project that will create the space to build more homes at Galiwinku.
When we came to Government just over two years ago, we promised to invest in the bush and we are delivering on that promise.
Photo caption: Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy at the site of the new subdivision at Galiwinku.