Army builds Multi-Purpose Facility in Laura, North Queensland
26 August 2016
A team of Australian Army carpenters is building a multi-purpose facility in the remote town of Laura, North Queensland under the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP).
This year, the Australian Army celebrates 20 years providing assistance to remote Indigenous communities delivering infrastructure, vocational skills training and health care services.
A 200 strong AACAP contingent working in Laura as part of a collaborative partnership between the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which provides up to $6 million per project and the Australian Army, which is contributing personnel and equipment to complete the works.
The Programme aims to improve environmental health and living conditions in remote Indigenous communities.
For 20 years, the Australian Army has deployed annually to remote Indigenous communities delivering infrastructure, vocational skills, training and health care services.
Australian Army soldiers from the 19th Chief Engineer Works and the 6th Engineer Support Regiment are working together to instal a gravity sewer for the Laura community. This is one of four major infrastructure tasks for AACAP.
The AACAP contingent has been living and working in the Laura area from May and is expected to be finished mid-October 2016.
Imagery from AACAP 2016 is available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20161524
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