Wilora is a remote housing community approximately 250km north of Alice Springs. The Wilora remote housing community project involves the demolition of six dwellings, construction of six three-bedroom remote community housing dwellings and the upgrade of one dwelling. The updated houses will become the new homes to the local Aboriginal community, offering improved infrastructure and more space to accommodate larger families.
Scope of Work
Intract Australia were engaged by Ingkerreke Commercial to complete the demolition of six existing dwellings and to perform civil works for the pads and concrete slab foundations for the new dwellings. Other works included framing and pouring of concrete for new house and veranda slabs, installation of mowing strips around house slabs, and installation of pest reticulation.
Due to the constrained contract period and remote location of the works, several activities were delivered concurrently. Local Indigenous personnel were brought onto the project in trade assistant roles to were provided with on the job training and upskilling.
Plant and equipment included a telehandler, hook lift bin truck, a batching plant and one skidsteer loader. Worforce peaked at 15 and completed 4,000 work hours without incurring any health and safety or environmental incidents. One female and three Indigenous personnel were employed on the project achieving an Indigenous Participation of 50%.