$2m boost to remote community groups
MORE than $2 million will today be awarded to multiple projects under the Remote Aboriginal Economic Development Fund and Community Champions initiative.
The communities of Docker River, Imanpa and Mutitjulu will receive $134,500 for Wi-Fi services and Milingimbi will develop a trades hub to upskill, employ and develop businesses.
The Wulaign Homelands Aboriginal Corporation in Lajamanu will receive $229,600 to repair and maintain its vehicle fleet, trailers and equipment.
The Yugul Mangi Development in Ngukurr will also receive $125,000 to construct accommodation units.
Chief Minister Adam Giles said announced 12 projects would receive money from the RAEDF and 17 would receive funds through the Community Champions and First Circles program.
“The Northern Territory Government is delighted to announce an array of projects to benefit remote communities, help build local economies, increase jobs, promote business and help communities to grow,” he said.
“I want to build strong communities and these projects will advance small or large economic developments so we can assist to keep our indigenous culture strong, and continue to see our communities thrive.”
The Government has committed $18 million over three years to the Community Champions Program, which is aimed at sourcing opportunities and finding economic ways to make lives better out bush.
It has committed $4 million over two years for the RAEDF.