Upgrades to Bagot Community
Through the Town Camps Futures Unit, the Northern Territory Government recently upgraded 18 houses in the Bagot community.
Community resident and President of the Bagot Advisory Group Helen Fejo-Firth was excited to receive her keys after the upgrades. She said her house was like a palace compared to what is used to be.
“After being in the house for 20 years and then all of a sudden you come up with a brand new house, and that’s what it is, I’m really over the moon about it.”
As well as housing, other infrastructure improvements occurred including new bollards around parks in the community, arboreal safety clean up, repair and upgrades to all street lighting, refurbishment of the administration building, resealing of all internal roads and the removal of old water mains with new water infrastructure.
Jerry Rice from Dice Australia, who carried out the housing upgrades said that homes received new electrical work, plumbing, painting, windows, fly screens and security screens and doors, using local and indigenous tradesman.
“We virtually rebuild the whole house, it’s brand new” he said.
Housing upgrades will continue in the Bagot community and will be completed by June 2019