Joint Press Release with Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey MP
The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation receiving $200,000 for a housing restoration project that will provide jobs and training.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, said today a key priority for the Government was to ensure as many Indigenous people as possible are working in real jobs.
“The Community Development Fund provides funding to organisations to deliver projects that support social and economic development and participation in remote communities such as in Koonibba,” Minister Scullion said.
“The fund assists service providers, employers and community organisations to create new jobs and deliver rewarding community activities.”
Mr Ramsey said the project in Koonibba will benefit local Indigenous residents by renovating properties to increase the residential housing available within the community, with all participants undertaking accredited training to assist them to take up apprenticeships or other employment opportunities in the building and construction industry.
“Between 6 and 10 Indigenous people will gain skills and training in this project, which will help them find jobs in building and construction,” Mr Ramsey said.
”The funding will also support the construction of a single hole golf course, which will be used to create future tourism opportunities.”
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2014-04-08 CDF SA Koonibba release.pdf