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.