Upgrades nearing completion in Palmerston Indigenous Village

All homes in the Palmerston Indigenous Village (PIV) will have been upgraded, when work under the Town Camps Reform Framework is completed at the end of the month.

Upgrades to all 13 homes in the village have been completed by local Aboriginal Business Enterprise Yilli Housing and involved re-fitting existing homes by adding extra rooms, undercover outdoor areas and fencing.

In addition, the homes received new stainless steel kitchens, tiles, security screens, louvers, fresh coats of paint and had existing solar systems replaced.

Yilli Housing works and projects manager John Adams said his organisation was delighted to be involved in a program which improves the living situations for residents in the town camp.

“It’s a great initiative, we’ve been able to enhance the health and wellbeing of PIV’s tenants through these upgrades,” he said.

“We are proud of the work we’ve done at PIV, we’ve employed indigenous locals where possible and essentially given these homes full renovations.”

To date, work has been completed at three of 13 town camps across the Territory.

This includes Geyulkgan (Warlpiri Camp Katherine), Pine Creek Compound, and Knuckeys Lagoon.

Upgrades nearing completion in Palmerston Indigenous Village
The final house to be completed in Palmerston Indigenous Village under the Town Camps Reform Framework.

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