The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with funding of $115,000 for Murrin Bridge.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said today a key priority for the Government was to ensure as many Indigenous people as possible are working in real jobs and having healthy, clean and safe towns for families.
“The Community Development Fund provides funding to organisations to deliver projects that support social and economic development and participation in remote communities such as Murrin Bridge,” Minister Scullion said.
“The fund assists service providers, employers and community organisations to create new jobs and deliver rewarding community activities.”
Mr Coulton said the project will benefit local Indigenous residents by funding, via the Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation, the purchase of equipment such as a front-end loader and tipper truck to support the weekly garbage collection / yards maintenance service in Murrin Bridge.
“The project will contribute to the cleanliness of the wider community and will provide a number of opportunities for participation and training activities to be developed within the region, building skills and experience for participating jobseekers,” Mr Coulton said.