Anniversary delivers housing milestone
The Alice Springs Transformation Plan has achieved a significant milestone with all new, rebuilt and refurbished housing due to be completed as planned by the end of 2011.
Since the Alice Springs Transformation Plan kicked-off in December 2009, all 196 rebuilds and refurbishments have been completed across 18 town camps and all 85 new houses will be complete by the end of 2011.
This significant milestone is a result of the Australian and Northern Territory Governments $150 million investment to make fundamental and lasting improvement to the lives and opportunities for residents of Alice Springs, particularly town camps residents.
The next stage will see the delivery of major infrastructure works across the town camps. Works are already underway at Trucking Yards, Hidden Valley and Larapinta Valley, and will continue this year and in 2012. The infrastructure works include new roads, power, water, sewerage, drainage and street lighting throughout the town camps. There will also be new alignment of services, roads and drainage, to ensure the most appropriate planning design for the camp.
Along with the completion of the housing works and ongoing infrastructure work, new street signs, newly numbered houses and letter boxes are being installed to enable residents to enjoy a regular mail service similar to the rest of the town.
Morris Soak residents were the first town camp to receive the regular mail delivery, which began on 17 October 2011 and the service is being progressively rolled-out across the other 17 town camps.
Work is currently underway with the installation of mailboxes and cluster boxes at Mount Nancy, Palmers and Basso’s Farm and should be complete by the end of 2011. Work on the remaining 14 town camps will progress in early 2012, with the larger town camps of Larapinta Valley, Hidden Valley and Trucking Yards to receive new postal services once the road upgrades are complete.