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Social housing head lease construction starts

Construction has started on the first building, under the social housing head leasing initiative.

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Pitcheneder mural complete

Work is now complete on the mural at the Pitcheneder Complex in Parap, as voted by the public in a social media competition held by the department.

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Housing’s first welcome pack provided to Hidden Valley couple

For Benedict Stevens, moving into his new two bedroom home in Hidden Valley Town Camp is particularly special, as his grandmother used to live in the house on the same block years earlier.

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‘Because of her. We Can!’ – Imelda Walker

Imelda Walker born Edna Walker, passed away in 2010. She never knew her birth date or place.

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‘Because of her, we can – AIS’

We have been fortunate this week to be able to share the family stories of some of our staff members, in honour of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme “Because Of Her, We Can.”

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‘Because of her. We Can!’ – Rose Clarke

Aboriginal interpreter Michelle Howard, says her grandmother Rose worked hard all her life to put her children through school and give them a good work ethic.

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‘Because of her. We can!’ – Dolly 'Bett Bett' Bonson

Dolly ‘Bett Bett’ Bonson lived a life filled with determination and kindness. The great-great grandmother of Department of Housing and Community Development staff member’s Emily and Joshua Bonson, Dolly was a character who inspired many.

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‘Because of her. We can!’ – Mother Earth

The word ‘Her’ can have a different meaning to many people. That’s why this NAIDOC week our Yolngu staff members, originally from Northeast Arnhem Land, are celebrating the term ‘Her’ in a cultural context.

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'Because of her. We can!' – Louisa Cubillo

“I have very fond memories of grandmother,” Jennifer Cubillo, Department of Housing and Community Development Client Services Officer says.

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Electrical upgrades for town camp homes

Homes in the Alice Springs town camps are receiving electrical upgrades, as part of the $69 million stimulus program.