Stimulus program supporting local woman’s shelter and local business
As part of the $100 million public housing stimulus program, the Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women’s Shelter (DAIWS) received new air-conditioning split systems.
These works were completed by Coolmaster NT who was awarded the contract.
In total, 20 split system units were installed including 14 for bedrooms and 6 for lounge rooms.
John Johnson from Coolmaster NT was thrilled about receiving this job as it has had a positive impact on his business.
“I have been able to expose my local business to a broader audience,” John said.
“It’s also been good to see the government injecting funding into projects that directly impact and provide an advantage to local businesses and groups like us,” he said.
For DAIWS, Manager Regina Bennett says this has helped them better accommodate their services.
This includes two domestic violence crisis centres, 8 transitional housing units and a family violence outreach service for women and children.
“The air-cons for our clients (women and children) will be very beneficial, especially when they are dealing with traumatic events as it creates a more comfortable and healing space for them,” Regina said.
John from Coolmaster NT also ensured these air-conditioning units were energy efficient systems.
“To not only make the residents of the housing more comfortable, but to also source and supply these systems so that they don't negatively impact the environment, makes my work here all the more rewarding,” John said.
“We also appreciate the opportunity as a local business to be able to supply our skills and services to the program, and would like to thank all involved with the package for allowing us to be included,” he said.