Work to significantly upgrade a training shed in the Northern Territory community of Minyerri is almost complete, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Community Development Fund.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the project to upgrade the shed has provided accredited training, mentoring and personal development for 21 local Aboriginal people.
“The upgrade has included an internal fit-out of the shed and the purchase of tools for training in areas such as welding, motor vehicle mechanics and building maintenance,” Minister Scullion said.
“The upgrade is expected to be completed next month when electrical wiring is installed in the shed.
“When fully operational, the facility will be used as a multi-purpose training centre. This will help to give Minyerri residents the skills necessary to take up employment opportunities in and around the Ngukurr/Numbulwar region, south-east of Katherine.”
The Community Development Fund provides funding to organisations to deliver projects that support social and economic development and participation in remote communities. The $100,000 grant for the Minyerri shed upgrade was provided to the Alawa Aboriginal Corporation late last year.
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2014-03-26 Minyerri CDF release.pdf