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More funds for cyclone recovery



More funds for cyclone recovery


Giles, Adam

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Country Liberals


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Disasters; Emergency services; Cyclones

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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In line with the community leaders direction, the second 40 houses are planned to be delivered over a longer period of time to maximise local economic development opportunities, especially training and employment. The houses are using designs developed under the guidance of the Community. A further eight houses required major restoration and refurbishment works, and will be completed in early 2016 Barge landing repair works have been completed Significant funding has been committed to East Arnhem Regional Council to restore and improve local and regional roads. Essential services infrastructure works to support the housing program are also be progressed. Local service providers including the East Arnhem Regional Council have worked hard to restore community infrastructure like parks, childcare centres and other community facilities. Ramingining and Milingimbi Two houses are being replaced in Ramingining and are due for completion in early 2016. The school in Ramingining sustained major damage and school rebuilding works are to be delivered in the 2016 dry season. Significant funding is being provided to East Arnhem Regional Council to restore and improve local and regional roads. Regional Homelands Seven temporary houses have been installed across four homelands to ensure that displaced families have appropriate accommodation while their houses are rebuilt by homeland service providers under insurance arrangements. $1.6 million has been provided to homeland service providers to support the restoration of homelands essential services and infrastructure. To provide skills and training opportunities, half of the Galiwinku houses are being rebuilt quickly and half the houses will be built over a number of years to maximise jobs and training. Over 50 local Indigenous people from Galiwinku have gained employment through the rebuilding project across a range of construction trades, Mr Giles said. The housing rebuilding project is also generating local Indigenous business opportunities in the timber harvesting and milling for the local manufacture of roof trusses, concrete block production and concrete batching, Mr Giles said. The Territory Government is also planning future infrastructure works in a way to maximise local business, employment and training opportunities.