Borroloola’s Town Camps development over 80% complete

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31 of 38 homes programmed for the Borroloola Town Camps development have been completed, with the remaining seven underway.

These works form part of the Northern Territory Government’s $1.1 billion remote housing investment program: Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.

The remaining seven homes are being delivered by Aboriginal Business Enterprise Rusca Developments and DCT Australia, with a combined value of $3.9 million.

Earlier this year an ablution block was built and transferred to the community as part of further works packages for Borroloola’s Mara Town Camp. The $424,000 works were undertaken by Aboriginal Business Enterprise Binjari Aboriginal Corporation.

Binjari Aboriginal Corporation have been busy in Borroloola alongside local Borroloola contractor Cairns Industries, with a further 49 homes in the community having been upgraded across Garawa 1 and 2, Yanyula and Mara.

A subdivision is nearing completion in Garawa 2 Town Camp providing 17 residential lots for future housing.

The Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. housing investment focuses on:

  • reducing overcrowding and improving living conditions
  • local decision making and engagement with communities
  • developing Aboriginal Business Enterprises
  • sustainable local employment
  • economic development.

Contractors include five Northern Territory businesses, including:

  • Aboriginal Business Enterprises Binjari Aboriginal Corporation and Rusca Developments Pty Ltd
  • Local Borroloola construction company Cairns Industries, and
  • Locally owned and operated Murray River North Pty Ltd and DCT Australia.

In Borroloola Town Camp:

  • 81% of programmed homes complete
  • remaining 7 homes underway
  • works completed by NT businesses
  • 49 additional homes have received upgrades
  • 8 of 10 Government Employee Homes completed
  • New ablution block installed
  • 17 lot residential subdivision under construction
Borroloola Garawa 2 Town Camp
Works underway at the new 17 lot subdivision in Borroloola Garawa 2 Town Camp.

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