Work Gets Underway At New Ngukurr Subdivision

Work Gets Underway At New Ngukurr Subdivision

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy

New Subdivision At Ngukurr

Victor P Taffa

Ngukurr locals have become qualified plant and equipment operators as they help to build a new subdivision at their community.

“Land servicing is critical for delivering new homes for remote Indigenous Territorians.” Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy said.

“Works being delivered by the Territory Government provide power, water, sewerage and storm water infrastructure as well as roads to support new homes in remote communities.”

Workers have been involved in site clearing, fencing and sewer works on location at the 17 additional-lot subdivision that will pave the way for future housing. 5 other lots in the same subdivision are already construction sites.

Locals from Ngukurr and nearby Urapunga will receive their certificates in civil works at a special presentation organised by the subdivision contractor, Yingwati, this week.

Project is the latest development in works that have changed the face of Ngukurr under the Territory Government’s plan to build and improve housing and services in remote communities.

Recently, 13 new homes were built at the Roper River community an enterprise that created dozens of jobs.

“This Territory Government’s number one focus is jobs for Territorians and the achievement of these Ngukurr and Urapunga residents in completing these qualifications mean they will be well equipped for future employment opportunities.” Member for Arnhem Selena Uibo said.

“This subdivision at Ngukurr is a fantastic example of providing jobs and homes for Aboriginal Territorians.”

Notably, Ngukurr was site of the Territory Government’s first Local Decision-Making Agreement.

Yugul Mangi Aboriginal Corporation signed the Agreement with the Northern Territory Government in May and key actions of the implementation plan are underway.

There are now 9 Local Decision-Making Agreements, signed or underway, that validate principles of self-determination, community control, co-design and flexible place-based approaches.