Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge repairs as good as new

Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge staff were left speechless at the urgent work done to repair their facility, after it was significantly damaged by fire in July.

The new facilities at the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge have been praised by its CEO
A new kitchen was just one of the improvements made to the facility.

Refuge CEO Marie Murfet said the work undertaken under the $100 million public housing stimulus program was of an “exceptional standard”.

“The work completed is of an exceptional standard and the board and all staff are very appreciative of the extensive maintenance and repairs carried out,” she said.

The fire caused considerable damage to the facility’s living room and kitchen areas. The refurbishment work was expedited under the stimulus program.

“I cannot put into words the expression on the faces of staff when first walking into the refurbished crisis accommodation area, particularly as they all viewed the site after the fire and could not have imagined the final outcome,” Marie said.

“It certainly now feels more welcoming and ready to accommodate our most vulnerable women and children.”

The new facilities at the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge have been praised by its CEO
The new facilities at the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge have been praised by its CEO.

The repair contract was awarded to GK Building Contractors, who performed a range of works including replacing ceilings and walls, a full internal re-paint, electrical re-wiring, floor upgrades, window upgrades and security screen door upgrades.

To find out more about the $100 million public housing stimulus program.

With the assistance of the department, the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge was handed back to its staff recently after undergoing significant repairs.

With the assistance of the department, the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge was handed back to its staff recently after undergoing significant repairs.

Last updated: 11 October 2019

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