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Communities coming together to speed up recovery

Posted: 5 March 2015

Hundreds of government employees, service providers staff, community members and contractors are working together to speed up recovery in the communities affected by Cyclone Lam.

Today Shepherdson College in Galiwinku reopened its doors. Both Millingimbi School and Ramingining School are expected to reopen on Monday.

The payment teams have been busy taking applications today across the four affected communities. Tomorrow the payment teams will be attending Galiwinku, Milingimbi and Gapuwiyak.

Power and Water along with contractors are now finalising the installation of the toilet blocks, power, laundry and other facilities to Camp Elcho.

Residents currently being accommodated in the Shepherdson College cyclone shelter are expected to begin moving into the camp from today. 

The Department of Housing will then work with residents of the most damaged homes to move these people into the camp and provide lockable shipping containers for the safe storage of their goods.