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Date posted: 8 December 2011
In a media release today, the Australian Government celebrated the second anniversary of work commencing on the town camps under the $150 million Alice Springs transformation plan.
Finishing touches are currently being applied to the last of the 85 new houses, and all 196 rebuilds and refurbishments have been completed.
Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin said the Alice Springs transformation plan is a joint effort from the Australian and Northern Territory Governments to transform the town camps, reduce overcrowding and improve services throughout the town.
'Over the past couple of years we have been working with residents to improve housing and infrastructure and create a place where families and children can live safe and healthy lives,' Ms Macklin said.
'We have delivered more than 500 additional beds in Alice Springs to help tackle overcrowding and homelessness. Through improvements such as weekly rubbish collection services, dog control programs and improved housing and infrastructure in the town camps, people are now living in healthier conditions.'