@ Michael Dean: Thanks for your interest. Sustainable communities …

Comment on $1m from Feds to deal with Central Desert water issues by Diane Hood.

@ Michael Dean: Thanks for your interest.
Sustainable communities need resilience and concepts like community controlled meeting spaces play an important role in developing this, providing space to make important decisions about the issues that affect the communities.
We have been strong in our advocacy re lack of and quality of water sources in the communities we service, lobbying Power and Water and the NT Government for new water sources for Engawala and Yuendumu in particular.
Power and Water are looking for new sources but we haven’t been advised any further information at this stage.
Our Regional Plan, under Goal 3: Liveability, objective 5 states: “Water is available in community areas; such as ceremony areas, sorry camps and playgrounds by 30 June 2022”.
At present no new water infrastructure, i.e. taps, etc are being permitted in Engawala or Yuendumu, so in the meantime our local authorities are looking at buying 2,000 litre mobile water tanks that can be used for sporting events or sorry camps, etc. as needed.
Council is looking to see how we can supplement this local initiative.

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Clean drinking water is something that all people should have access to.
Central Desert Regional Council has long advocated for clean and sustainable water sources for the communities it services, which include Laramba and Willowra.
We are yet to hear of any new water sources from Power and Water or the NT Government, or if they are looking into other methods of procuring clean water (reverse osmosis filtering system, etc).

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