Roper Gulf Regional Council, in the Northern Territory, has received funding from the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) to install numerous solar systems and water tanks in the region’s homelands and outstations.
The funding, made available through the Aboriginal Benefit Account for the Homelands Project, will support works in the Kewulyi, Mount Catt and Jodetluk areas.
The total funding amount is $1,123,583.00 and will be used by Council to carry out the following activities:
- Kewulyi Homeland: supply and install a new solar hybrid system and water tank
- Mount Catt Homeland: supply and install a new solar hybrid system, drill a new bore and install a water tank
- Jodetluk Homeland: supply and install solar street lights
The Council said that the works are instrumental to improving the overall quality of life of local people, and that of the community as a whole.
Roper Gulf Regional Council Mayor, Tony Jack, said, “The Council is extremely supportive of our Outstations and Homelands and recognises the value they provide to Aboriginal life in the Northern Territory.
“The facilitation of these projects is part of Council’s commitment to supporting Outstations and Homelands in the Roper Gulf region.”
The delivery of these projects on the ground has entered planning stages and dates for the scheduled commencement of the works will be announced in due course.
Feature image: Mount Catt Homeland located 35km south west of Bulman. Image: Roper Gulf Regional Council.