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Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation



Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation

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Annual Report 2021-2022 21 Mataranka School veggie garden Mataranka School is one of nine recipients across the Territory to receive a Power and Water community grant this year. The small, remote school is located on the Stuart Highway, about 90 kilometres south of Katherine, and has 35 students catering from birth to year 12. Our community grant will help the students expand their vegetable garden, providing a sustainable, fresh supply of produce to support the school nutrition program and for students to take home to their families. With students involved in growing and maintaining the vegetable garden, they will learn valuable skills that they can share with their families and support a generational shift towards eating a more balanced diet of fresh foods. We look forward to seeing the vegetable garden grow with the planting of tropical fruit trees, introduction of a worm farm that doubles as seating in the vegetable garden (providing a means for composting as well as seating for class and community events), and a small chook pen to provide fresh eggs to the school and community. Children from Mataranka School. Welcoming our 2022 apprentices. Investing in our people for the future Power and Water was pleased to welcome new graduates, apprentices and trainees to grow and develop our capability and expertise for the future. Eight apprentices and trainees from across the Territory joined us in February 2022. The group is a diverse mix of school leavers and matureage students, with two based in Darwin, one in Katherine, three in Alice Springs and two in Tennant Creek. Through the nationally accredited apprenticeship program, our apprentices will learn specialised skills and training across work streams of electrical, mechanical, linework and water operations. The apprentices are employed by Group Training Northern Territory and are hosted by Power and Water for the duration of their apprenticeship. Power and Water apprenticeships have a nominal term of four years, expected to finish by 2026. We also have 13 graduates across the business: five electrical engineers and seven within corporate functions. Graduates, apprentices and trainees bring a fresh perspective to the way we operate and we look forward to being a part of their journey, and working together to make a difference to the lives of Territorians. Grant helped students expand their vegetable garden 8 new apprentices and trainees joined in 2022

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