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Homelands where the heart is

The Australian recently published an article about three Martu communities we are working with now.

Homelands where the heart is describes the housing crisis in Punmu, Parnngurr and Kunawarritji, where half of the existing homes have been deemed ‘beyond economic repair’. We have been working alongside JYAC and HealthHabitat on Ngurra Palyamaniny, a ‘survey-fix’ program enabling houses to be repaired in two-steps: simple repairs first followed by major works. The work is pacy and requires meaningful community involvement. You can read more about this project here.

We are pleased that the poor quality of housing in remote communities has been raised in a major national publication. It’s something we address daily as part of our work. Our clients and the community tell us that people want to live in community on Country, rather than in the mining towns that dominate the northwest. Our job is to deliver the housing and community infrastructure to make that happen.

Top image: the Survey/Fix team including TFA's Andrew Broffman (3rd from right) and Akira Monaghan (far right)
Bottom image: Akira on the tools

Top image: the Survey/Fix team including TFA's Andrew Broffman (3rd from right) and Akira Monaghan (far right)

Bottom image: Akira on the tools

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