“The concrete was already there, so this was a great way to add value to that space – it will be a lot more usable,” said Daniel Shane, Regional Manager – Youth and Community Services.
Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS) applied for a new ABA grant and has been successful. For Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) this will mean a single basketball court cover and resurface at Atitjere, new toilets and canteen at Engawala, a basketball cover and relocation of lighting at Laramba, a basketball cover at Nturiya, a basketball cover and resurface at Nyirripi, new toilets and canteen at Yuelamu, and refurbishing of a shed as an activity space at Wilora.
“The refurbishment of the facilities will ensure all our young people and staff have safe, practical and upgraded facilities which the whole community will also enjoy,” said Sally Langton, Director Community Services.

Photo above: The new shade structure and half basketball court.