Securing Essential Supplies for Remote Australia

Minister for Indigenous Australians

Remote community stores across Australia are receiving $8 million to strengthen the supply of essential goods, groceries and other critical supplies.

Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt MP, said the funding will provide 43 stores with the resources they need to improve their supply chains, storage and delivery of products in their communities.

“In the 2021-22 Budget we committed $5 million to invest in remote stores to improve food security and strengthen supply chains,” Minister Wyatt said.

“Since then, we’ve seen an increased need for reliable food security in remote communities, and we’re responding with increased support.

“We’re now investing $8 million to directly support remote stores to fund infrastructure upgrades, cool and dry storage expansion, green energy systems and training for staff and management.”

The Food Security Grants have been secured by 22 stores in the Northern Territory, 12 in Western Australia, 5 in Queensland, 3 in South Australia and 1 in NSW.

“The applications received in this grant round highlights the strong commitment by remote stores to improve their services and meet the needs of the community they serve.”

The Food Security Grant Opportunity was a competitive grant process in line with Recommendation 13 from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs Report on food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities.

Applicant Name

Project Location

Project Description

Ajurumu Store Aboriginal Corporation

Warruwi, Northern Territory

Purchase a refrigerated trailer

Aputula Aboriginal Corporation

Aputula (Finke), Northern Territory

Upgrades to Point of Sale equipment

Arramwelke Aboriginal Corporation

Bonya Homelands, Northern Territory

Purchase a backup generator for power security

Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc

Bidyadanga, Western Australia

Purchase and installation of fridges, shelving and cold storage

Bungala Aboriginal Corporation

Oodnadatta, South Australia

Purchase of new kitchen equipment and upgrades, including electrical

C.O Frith & E.A Frith

Tara and Wilora, Northern Territory

Electrical upgrades

Community Enterprise Queensland

Doomadgee, Kowanyama, Pormpuraaw, Queensland

Purchase of six refrigerated containers across three remote communities (2 containers per community)

Djarindjin Aboriginal Corp

Djarindjin, Western Australia

Minor infrastructure, including Point of Sale and kitchen upgrades

Ehaf4 Pty Ltd

Leigh Creek, South Australia

Purchase of cool storage and electrical upgrades

Gununamanda Limited

Mornington Island, Queensland

Upgrades to cool storage facilities

Herald Lace Pty. Ltd.

Ti Tree, Northern Territory

Solar power installation

Imanpa General Store Anangu Aboriginal Corporation

Imanpa, Northern Territory

Purchase of a forklift

Indulkana Community Store Aboriginal Corporation


South Australia

Construction of a secure, powered, shed

Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Corporation

Jarlmadangah Burru, Western Australia

Purchase and installation of off-grid solar power system, including chest freezer units and modular cold room

Kiwirrkurra Council Aboriginal Corporation

Kiwirrkurra, Western Australia

Kitchen upgrades

Kunawarritji Aboriginal Corporation

Kunawarritji, Western Australia

Refrigeration upgrades

Kupungarri Aboriginal Corporation

Mount Barnett, Western Australia

Installation of solar power and cold storage solutions

Kyang-Kyang Aboriginal Corporation

Yarralin, Northern Territory

Purchase of cool storage and electrical upgrades

Lagulalya Aboriginal Corporation

Bickerton Island, Northern Territory

Point of Sale upgrade

Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation

Laynhapuy Homelands, Northern Territory

Purchase of cool storage and food transport equipment

Looma Enterprises Pty Ltd

Looma, Western Australia

Purchase of cool storage, shop infrastructure and repairs, and kitchen upgrades

Mangunampi Mangarri Incorporated

Yakanarra, Western Australia

Replace fresh food cool room and extend store room

Mapoon Aboriginal Council

Mapoon, Queensland

Purchase new commercial chiller, freezer and dry goods storage

Milikapiti Community Indigenous Corporation

Milikapiti, Northern Territory

Purchase and install fruit and vegetable refrigeration and takeaway equipment

Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Mungoorbada (Robinson River), Northern Territory

Build a cold room and purchase a vehicle to transport food from the airstrip

Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation

Mutitjulu, Northern Territory

Purchase of additional cool storage

Nauiyu Nambiyu Aboriginal Corporation

Nauiyu, Northern Territory

Purchase of a new forklift and upgrades to Point of Sale equipment

Ngarlan Store Indigenous Corporation

Beagle Bay, Western Australia

Purchase of a new forklift and upgrades to Point of Sale equipment

Nguiu Ullintjinni Association Inc

Wurrumiyanga, Northern Territory

Installation of meat and fish butchery

Nitjpurru Aboriginal Corporation

Nitjpurru (Pigeon Hole), Northern Territory

Purchase of a forklift, upgrades to refrigeration and Point of Sale system

Ntjaminya General Store Aboriginal Corporation

Engawala, Northern Territory

Point of Sale upgrade

Numburindi Corporation Limited

Numbulwar, Northern Territory

Purchase a purpose-built refrigerated truck

Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation

Tjuntjuntjara, Western Australia

Install new refrigerators, freezers and shelving

Redi.E Enterprises Pty Ltd

Wilcannia, New South Wales

Store equipment and infrastructure upgrades

Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation

Yirrkala, Northern Territory

Expansion of dry and cool storage, electrical upgrades, purchase of temperature controlled produce display

Seisia Community Torres Strait Islander Corporation

Seisia, Queensland

Purchase of cold rooms, refrigeration, backup generator, in-storage facilities, vehicle, forklift and staff training

Thamarrurr Development Corporation Limited

Wadeye, Northern Territory

Replace generator and associated power infrastructure

The Trustee for Gulf Regional Economic Aboriginal Trust

Normanton, Queensland

Expansion of store into a full service supermarket

Titjikala Community Store Aboriginal Corporation

Titjikala, Northern Territory

Purchase of a forklift

Uraro Community Store Pty Ltd

Kalumburu, Western Australia

Kitchen and Point of Sale upgrades

Warliburru Store Aboriginal Corporation

Minyerri, Northern Territory

Purchase of a freezer trailer and vehicle

Wirib Aboriginal Corporation

Timber Creek, Northern Territory

Kitchen and store upgrades

Wirrimanu Community Store Aboriginal Corporation

Balgo, Western Australia

Extend takeaway kitchen and training facility and purchase a refrigerated shipping container

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