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Community Housing in Nganmarriyanga

Location: Nganmarriyanga is an Aboriginal Community in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is also called Palumpa, the name of a local cattle station. With a seasonal population averaging around 400 people, it is 131km west of the Daly River crossing along the Port Keats Road. 

 

Client: NT Government – DIPL 

Duration: Commenced September 2018, completed June 2019

Contract value: $3.45 million 

Project scope: The works included the construction of the two duplexes, one 4 bedroom house and one 3 bedroom house included associated infrastructure works such as landscaping, backfilling, bitumen road works, external services, carports and fencing. Kalidonis achieved 35% employment targets for local Indigenous people and provided on the job training – skills taught included fencing, concreting, gardening, shed construction. This training was organised in collaboration with the local CDP provider Thamarrur Development Corporation.  

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Government Employee Houses in Naganmariyanga

Location: Nganmarriyanga is an Aboriginal community in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory, Australia. Nganmarriyanga is also called Palumpa, the name of the local cattle station. With a population of 343, it is 131 km west of the Daly River crossing along the Port Keats Road.

Client: NT Gov DIPL

Completion Date: December 2018

Contract Value: $1,245,000

Project Scope: The works included the construction of one triplex comprising of 2 x 2 bedroom units and 1 x 1 bedroom unit including associated infrastructure works such as landscaping, backfilling, bitumen road works, external services, carports, fencing etc. Kalidonis achieved 35% employment  for local indigenous people and provided on the job training to several locals including skills such as: fencing, concreting, gardening, shed construction. This training was organised in collaboration with Thamarrur Development Corporation.

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Demolition of Lot 7,10,11,12 

Yarralin Community, Katherine Region

Location: Yarralin, also known as Walangeri is a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. At the 2011 census, Yarralin had a population of 266. The community is located on the banks of the Wickham River, about 15 km west of Victoria River Downs, a major cattle station along the Buchanan Highway. 

 

Client: NT Gov DIPL

Completion Date: May 2019

Contract Value: $88,000

Project Scope: Scope of Works was the demolition of existing dwellings in lots 7, 10, 11 and 12. The recyclable materials should be separated for reuse from local community and lots must be prepared for future development. Although the size of the project is small, Kalidonis shown its capabilities and its commitment to local communities. 31% of the budget had been spend directly in Yarralin community or $28,000 (accommodation, tip fees etc). Another 8% had been spend in Katherine, or $7,000, in equipment hiring. Almost 40% of the contract had been spend in Katherine Region. Our demolition team completed the project 30% earlier than the expected. This allowed us to complete variation demolition works for another 2 lots. At the moment, Kalidonis is pricing some extra works in Yarralin. 

Kalidonis had an excellent communication with the lot owners. They provided instructions about demolition and their expectations. Kalidonis successfully complied with project requirements and stakeholders’ expectations. The local community was able to be benefited not only from spending in Yarralin, but from the recyclable materials as well. Our team separated and stored recyclable materials and locals took them for their own use.

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