Over the years GEBIE has completed some special Projects, including the building of the Yinumarra (Umbakumba) Health Centre which was completed in 2016, the EON Foundation’s five year Nutrition in Schools Program that is being funded through Royalties to GEBIE. We are very excited about this very special Project where children in the three Community schools of Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra will be taught how to grow, harvest, cook and eat nutritious produce. Parents will be welcome and there will also be various Community gardens set up in each of the Communities.
The current Project is the installation of a large commercial kitchen in the Angurugu Community Development Program (CDP) building, which will support the EON Foundation and be a major activity for CDP to teach women and men cooking basics.
The $6 million Yinumarra (Umbakumba) Health Centre was completed in 2017 and is the largest project GCC has undertaken. A small team of Indigenous workers were employed during its construction. This project was funded by the Regional Partnership Agreement between Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises, Australian Government and Northern Territory Government. Parent company GEBIE contributed $3 million to this project. The Centre was opened by Ms Selena Uibo MLA, Member for Arnhem & Mr Alfred Mamarika, Chairman, GEBIE Aboriginal Corporation on Thursday, 14th September 2017.