Palmerston Indigenous Village – sewer main upgrade project

The Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development recently funded a project in the Palmerston Indigenous Village (PIV) town camp.

A review of Town Camps highlighted the existing sewerage arrangements at the PIV needed upgrading. It identified the sewerage system was old, regularly broke down and was becoming costly to maintain.

The recent upgrades involved creating a new connection to Power and Water infrastructure in the neighbouring suburb of Johnston.

Our team worked with Aboriginal housing provider Yilli Rreung Housing, who awarded contracts to Quality Plumbing and Building Contractors and SCP Engineers. Through Yilli Rreung and the local contractors, the project was able to employ 10 local town camp residents for the duration of works.

With the works complete, all the homes in the village are now connected to the new sewer infrastructure resulting in cleaner and healthier living conditions for the community.

 Infrastructure works taking place in the Palmerston Indigenous Village.
Infrastructure works taking place in the Palmerston Indigenous Village.
 The location of where the tunnel was dug under the Stuart Highway.
The location of where the tunnel was dug under the Stuart Highway.
Works taking place in Johnston connecting the tunnel and pipe to the main sewerage network.
Works taking place in Johnston connecting the tunnel and pipe to the main sewerage network.
Remediating the land in Johnston at the completion of the project.
Remediating the land in Johnston at the completion of the project.
Contractor Palmerston Indigenous Village town camp site
Gareth who received employment on the project.