2016

Sharing a slice of the Christmas spirit

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Sharing a slice of the Christmas spirit

Tis the season to indulge in all things festive and nothing says Christmas like the beginning of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s annual delivery of Lions Christmas cakes.

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Energy savings in Arnhem Land celebrated on national stage

Manymak Energy Efficiency Project has been recognised on the national stage, being awarded the Sustainable and Resilient Communities award at the Banksia Awards held in Sydney this week.

Launch of the AIS AVL service, the first formal video Aboriginal interpreting service in Australia

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Launch of the AIS AVL service, the first formal video Aboriginal interpreting service in Australia

On Monday the first on-demand Aboriginal video interpreting service in Australia was launched by our Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy, MLA.

Destroyed by fire, repaired by a community

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Destroyed by fire, repaired by a community

Ms Barku was over the moon when she first heard repairs on her house had begun as she and her children were keen to move back in.

Sailing into a future filled with hope

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Sailing into a future filled with hope

A group of young sailors have graduated from Mission Australia’s Spin180 Youth Sailing program. The program aims to provide a pathway for young people to return to mainstream education or take on training and employment through their experiences in learning to sail.

Housing makeover has the town talking

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Housing makeover has the town talking

Work is currently being undertaken on twenty-three Community Living Area houses within Tennant Creek. The first four freshly renovated properties are scheduled for completion by the end of October.

RECS wins Core Values Award

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RECS wins Core Values Award

The department’s Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy (RECS) has been awarded the Indigenous Projects award and a highly commended for Project of the Year in the 2016 International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia Core Values Awards.

 Homelands business cruising along

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Homelands business cruising along

Ban’thula homeland at the top of Elcho Island is not a place you would expect to visit on a cruise ship route, but that may not be the case for long.

Local Authorities strengthen local communities

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Local Authorities strengthen local communities

The department recently completed the 2015-16 Local Authority Snapshot Survey which reports on the performance of the 63 local authorities throughout the NT.

The Central Australian public housing garden competition is now open

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The Central Australian public housing garden competition is now open

Public Housing tenants in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek are encouraged to enter.