Urlampe outstation receives new equipment
The Arramwelke Aboriginal Corporation are pleased to have new municipal equipment for Urlampe Outstation after receiving funds from the department’s Municipal and Essential Services Special Purpose Grants Program through Homeland Services.
Thanks to the grants program, the funds have been used to provide a new tractor and slasher, and a backhoe. The equipment will be used for a range of municipal services in Urlampe Outstation including firebreaks, dump maintenance, rubbish removal and community development projects.
Local resident and outstation worker from Arramwelke Aboriginal Corporation, Alan Rankin was extremely happy to receive the new equipment.
“It makes such a difference.
It means we don’t have to wait for the transportation and availability of equipment to carry out some of the outstation’s municipal services,” Alan said.
“Previous equipment had to be transported to Urlampe from the Outstation Resource Centre at Orrtipa-Thurra (Bonya) about 200km away, and back again via the Plenty Highway,” he said.
“It’s great to see funding for Homeland Services being well spent,” Alan said.