NT Link transportable buildings has successfully completed the first of 34 prefabricated homes constructed under HomeBuild from Darwin to the community of Pmara Jutunta, located north of Alice Springs.
NT Link is one of four NT companies that have built more than 100 pre-fabricated homes as part of the remote housing investment package Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.
The prefabricated homes are designed in partnership with the communities to ensure the homes fit the residents’ needs and offers an alternative to the usual construction model of on-site construction.
NT Link’s Project Manager Matthew Caruco said the home is split into four modules to enable it to be transported efficiently on NT roads.
“The concept is that these (modules) transport together with our install team so once we land on site the home is installed on the same day,” he said.
In addition to constructing new housing, the HomeBuild program aims to provide sustainable Aboriginal employment. “NT Link is continually building on our much valued team of tradespeople and assistants; we offer a supported environment to Indigenous locals at our site in Darwin or Alice Springs or where we are installing one of the homes, within your community.
“Our most recent recruit has been in Pmara Jutunta with a local employee adding value to our team. This is possibly the beginning of a future employment opportunity either with NT Link or with other employers based on the skills they have developed.
“An aspiration NT Link has is for our Indigenous employees is to be able to say ‘I built that’ within their community.”
NT Link’s owner and CEO, Libby Prell attended the handover on site on Friday 7 August 2020.