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Belyuen Community Government Council annual report 2018-19



Belyuen Community Government Council annual report 2018-19


Belyuen Community Government Council


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Belyuen Community Government Council Annual Report 2018-2019 13 | P a g e Belyuen Long-term Strategies Strategy 1 * With support from the Federal and Northern Territory Governments, continue to upgrade community infrastructure to remove health risks and danger. 2018-2019 Council was fortunate to have been approved for grants to further undertake infrastructure work. Council had the previous year undertaken a major infrastructure upgrade at the Store and this has made a big difference to the Stores Operations. Council were successful to receive a grant to replace the operations of the fuel bowsers. This enabled Council to have fuel access 24/7 but importantly it has meant that Council Store staff do not have to go out to the bowsers each time that fuel is purchased. The Belyuen Store closes at 3pm Monday to Friday and is only open on Saturday morning. Fuel usage supported by observations shows us that fuel is being accessed at different hours outside of Store operating hours. This is what Council was hoping would happen. The Infrastructure Grant for the Aged Care Centre upgrade was 99% completed by June 2019 with some outdoor furniture for disabled people awaiting arrival. Council sought permission to purchase this furniture as it was not a part of the original application however there was a small surplus. The Grant will be acquitted as soon as the furniture arrives. Council was successful in getting a grant to install solar panels on the office roof and to upgrade fans and lights to more energy efficient equipment. Council is gradually installing solar panels on all workplaces with the Store, Aged Care and Council Office now completed. The Workshop and Womens Centre are still to be changed over and then Council will focus on the Community Hall which will be a massive project. NBN has now been installed at the Council Office, Store and Age care and this has provided a much more efficient and reliable internet service. Council will be looking at having the phones connected through NBN which is what the Department of Human Services has done with Centrelink phones in the Council Office. When Telstra phone connections is lost which is a common occurrence in the wet season it would mean that the phone systems would still work. This will make a big difference to staff in these workplaces. The Roads To Recovery programme had been completed the previous financial year and Council is waiting for the next three years allocation which is understood to be approximately $74k. Council has submitted the scope of works for this programme and it has been approved. Council will complete the three year programme in one large project to help make better use of the funding. Council will continue to apply for funding for identified infrastructure work as grant applications become available. Grants Connect and NT Grants are both very useful websites for letting Council know when new grant applications are Open.