Groote Eylandt is a hive of building activity with locals chipping in to build themselves a better future.
The Territory Government has built 22 homes at Angurugu, including three under its flagship $1.1 billion remote housing program.
Upgrade works on 46 homes are now complete. Further, 20 homes will be extended and refurbished at Groote Eylandt’s biggest community as part of the Room to Breathe program which aims to alleviate overcrowding and improve living conditions.
Across the island at Umbakumba, 22 homes have been fully upgraded with another two nearing completion and works on three others to follow.
Five new builds are complete and planning is underway for Room to Breathe works on 22 homes.
Most of the housing work has been completed by Aminjarrinja Aboriginal Corporation which employs eight Groote Eylandt locals, including two carpentry apprentices and six trainees.
Source: NT Government