Central Desert Regional Council has been successful in securing funding for a new rubbish compactor for Lajamanu. The grant received through the Northern Territory Government's Special Purpose Funding program will allow rubbish collection services to be undertaking more efficiently and with provide greater safety for local staff.
"It is vital to the council's ongoing sustainability that we continually improve the efficiency of our services", President Dixon advised. "The rubbish compactor will be an important addition to our waste management program and we are grateful for the ongoing support of the government."
Atitjere has also benefited from this round of grants with a $36,000 grant to install solar street lights in the community.
(Photographs shows similar truck currently in use in Yuendumu.)