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WUTUNUGURRA is proud of
their new community centre
and workshops which were
officially opened last week.
The buildings were constructed by
soldiers and community members
as part of the Army Aboriginal
Community Assistance Programme
The completed buildings were pre-
sented to the community by Major
Henry Stimson as a legacy of the
joint annual initiative involving the
Department of the Prime Minister
and Cabinet, which provides up to
$6 million per year, and the Army,
which contributes significant per-
sonnel and equipment resources to
deliver the works.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs,
Nigel Scullion, said the project was
an example of the many tangible
benefits delivered through AACAP.
“Each year, AACAP provides a
new project that targets improve-
ments in housing, essential services,
infrastructure, health and vocational
training,” he said.
“It is a partnership between the
Australian Government and the
communities involved to improve
primary and environmental health
and living conditions in remote
“The new community centre will
provide the people of Wutunugurra
with indoor public meeting rooms
and consultation rooms that will
support community leadership,
management and planning.
“Its function as an arts and crafts
facility and its outdoor covered
playground will promote social
inclusion and encourage kids to get
outside, play and be healthy.
“And the workshop will be a new
space for Remote Jobs in Commu-
nities Programme participants to
conduct their work wrecking and
Assistant Minister for Defence,
Stuart Robert, said this year’s AA-
CAP had been another successful
“The soldiers of the 6th and 17th
Brigades leave this year’s AACAP
proud that they have achieved a
project that will support the com-
munity into a strong future,” he said.
“As a key meeting point, the com-
munity centre symbolises the work
done by the Army over the last five
months to deliver infrastructure
and services through a co-operative
“The community centre was the
most significant item delivered un-
der AACAP this year, both in terms
of duration and effort.
“Another exciting outcome is that
AACAP has benefited the Army
as well as the Wutunugurra com-
“Soldiers who delivered AACAP
this year were required to engage
and train community members,
improving their employability,
while the Army was able to assess
in a deployed context the abilities of
participating engineers, tradesmen,
logisticians and medical practitio-
The cost to construct the commu-
nity centre was $1.4 million, and
$190,000 for the workshop, not
including Army’s personnel and lo-
gistic costs to undertake the project.
• Meanwhile, a new health clinic
is set to be built at Canteen Creek.
The project is part of the NT Gov-
ernment’s $50 million program to
build and upgrade health centres in
Features of the project include
consulting rooms, an ambulance bay
and an emergency room.
Minister for Infrastructure Pe-
ter Styles said a tender has been
released and works, which begin
next week, should be completed by
“This is an exciting step for Can-
teen Creek residents,” he said.
Army’s legacy impresses
AN alleged car thief
has been nabbed in
Tennant Creek after
travelling 1,000 kilo-
metres from Darwin.
Tennant Creek Police
arrested a 65-year-old
Graham Walker driving a
BMW that had been stolen
from a car yard in Darwin.
Acting Sergeant Paul
Parkanyi said the offender
allegedly stole a BMW
sedan from a Darwin car
yard on 20 October and
drove the vehicle to Ten-
“Police allege the
65-year-old man profited
from the unlawful sale of
four vehicles whilst work-
ing at the car dealership in
Darwin,” he said.
“Tennant Creek Police
arrested him last Friday.”
Acting Sergeant Par-
kanyi said the arrest was
a direct result of intel-
ligence-led policing by
Strike Force Trident and
general duties members.
Walker was charged with
stealing, aggravated un-
lawful use of a motor
vehicle and four counts
of obtaining benefit by
He was remanded in
custody over the week-
end and appeared in the
Alice Springs Magistrates
Court this week where he
also faced two counts of
breaching bail orders.
BMW thief nabbed
in Tennant Creek
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