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New subdivision at Galiwin’ku creates space to build

Around a dozen jobs will be created during the construction of a subdivision at Galiwin'ku, the north-east Arnhem community that inspired the Warumpi Band’s hit, My Island Home.

The 24-lot area will be used for housing as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $1.1 billion remote housing program, Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.

The tender was awarded to DCT Australia earlier this week and the Territory-based company plans to recruit locals through the Arnhem Land Progress Association’s Bukmak Constructions and other Aboriginal organisations.

Work on the subdivision is expected to commence next month.


Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy:

“The Territory Labor Government’s key priorities are jobs and housing and this new subdivision is a job-creating project that will create the space to build more homes at Galiwin’ku.

“When we came to Government just over two years ago, we promised to invest in the bush and we are delivering on that promise.”


Photo caption: Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy at the site of the new subdivision at Galiwin’ku.


Media contact: Jasmin Afianos – 0419 361 127

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