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More power to remote regions!


Ah Kit, John

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 09th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Construction of the new power station commenced in October 2004 and works were completed in April 2005. Works were carried out on behalf of the Indigenous Essential Services Branch of the Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs. Project Management and Project Design was undertaken by the Power and Water Corporation. Other contributors to the project were: Contractors: Nauiyu Nambiyu Community Government Council AA Electrick Pty Ltd Castle Contracting Fuel Installation Services Pty Ltd. K.C Plumbing Mobile Engineering Services Powercorp Pty L Subcontractors U/Cart Concrete Build Up Welding Services Nauiyu Nambiyu Community Government Council was contracted by PowerWater to provide earthworks for the power station and land clearing for power lines from the new site back to the community network. The Nauiyu Community Essential Services Officer will continue to look after the power station and power supply. The new power station engines meet the US standard for diesel engine emission controlsthe highest environmental standard in the world for this type of operationand are above the required Australian standard. The new power station located above the floodplain will provide: Flood free electricity generation. Nauiyu community and other customers will no longer be at risk of power station closure due to flooding. More reliable, efficient and cost effective electricity supply. The new location will bring less interruptions to supply, improved fault response time, improved maintenance costs and nil replacement risk through flood damage. PowerWater will have year round access for refuelling and maintenance. Reduced environmental hazard. Risk to the river and environment through flood damage to fuel tanks will be minimal. Storage and handling of fuel will be much safer. A quieter community environment. Residents will no longer be subjected to 24 hour power station noise. Greater community safety. Large road trains will no longer have to drive through the community to fill fuel tanks. Contact: Chips Mackinolty 0419 844 774