A trio of Kimberley building companies have been awarded building and maintenance contracts under the $200 million North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund.
Kununurra-based MGC Building and Maintenance and Broome’s Kullarri Building and H&M Tracey Construction will make up a panel of local builders.
The fund is one of the 10 priorities set out by the State for its remote services reform policy.
The first project through the fund will be the construction of 50 transitional houses in the East Kimberley, mostly in Kununurra but also Wyndham and Halls Creek, designed by the Binarri-binyja Yarrawoo Aboriginal Corporation which is the backbone organisation of the Empowered Communities model in the East Kimberley.
Transitional homes are for Aboriginal families who want to one day own their own home.
To be eligible, adults must be part-time or full-time employed or undertaking full-time training while their children must attend school regularly.
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