Preventative repairs and maintenance
Preventative repairs and maintenance works help keep houses safe and include safety audits, replacements of residual current devices and smokes alarms.
In 2018-19, 70 homes in Lajamanu and 30 in Kalkarindji have been scoped for preventative repairs and maintenance and upgrade works. A contract was awarded for works on 10 homes in Kalkarindji to a local Aboriginal Business Enterprise with four homes completed. Works have been awarded for 20 homes in Lajamanu with five completed.
The department understands the benefits that come with focussing on upgrading or maintaining a house brings and has committed to implementing the Housing for Health the Guide, nine Healthy Living Practices.
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