Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
The Aboriginals Benefit Account is supporting the Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation to deliver upgrades to the Mpwetyerre Community Centre through $187,570 in new funding announced today.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion said the Aboriginals Benefit Account funding would provide a much needed refurbishment to ensure the Abbott’s Camp community had access to a safe and appropriate facility for the delivery of important community services including local education programs.
“Jacinta Price has been lobbying me to deliver more funding for the town camps in Alice Springs and I am pleased to be able to approve this project that had been recommended by the ABA Advisory Committee.
CLP Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Nampijinpa Price said she was absolutely delighted with today’s announcement which will make a huge difference to Abbott Town Camp residents.
“While Labor takes these communities for granted, the CLP will always ensure we are investing to give remote Indigenous communities access to the infrastructure and services they need.
“The renovations we are funding will include an upgraded kitchen and bathroom facilities to provide a safe and healthy environment at the community centre.
“External upgrades to the facility will include new garden and landscaped areas and gathering spaces for community members,” Ms Price said.
Minister Scullion said that six Indigenous jobs would be created during the construction period including for Community Development Program participants.
Funding is provided from the Aboriginals Benefit Account and project which is funded through royalty equivalent payments under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.