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Housing a priority for Walgett Community Working Party

Chair of Walgett Community Working Party Darry Trindall with Independent Chairperson Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly Des Jones. Photo TWH

Garry Trindall, Chair for the Walgett Community Working Party and Des Jones, Independent Chairperson for Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly, hosted a meeting in Walgett to discuss the ongoing problem of housing and emergency accommodation on Monday, March 13.

Murdi Paaki Services has put together a Housing and Environmental Health Plan Executive Summary with the Walgett Community Working Party to provide a Master Plan for housing, infrastructure and related human services for the Aboriginal community of Walgett.

The Master Plan is based on evidence from census statistics and community input from a household survey organised by Murdi Paaki Services in conjunction with the Walgett Aboriginal CWP Community Action Plan.

The plan describes the current situation and proposes measures to improve the state and supply of housing, how it is allocated and managed, and some suggested solutions to meet community needs for housing, wrap-around services, and economic development.

Local community members and other service providers came together to speak to the housing providers to establish what strategies were in place and ask questions regarding the proposed plan.

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