GCC undertakes general repairs and maintenance for both government and private housing on Groote Eylandt. We are also a panel contractor for the Department of Housing and Community Development, and currently manages the Community Housing Officer and Housing Maintenance Officer contracts. These officers are based in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra. Where possible, people from the local Community are employed in these roles.
Community Housing Officers conduct inspections of remote public houses, assist with tenancy management services, such as rent payments and adding or removing people from a tenancy agreement, and help tenants deal with maintenance issues.
Housing Maintenance Officers are the first point of call for repairs and maintenance issues.
They provide a handyman service to fix items that do not require a qualified tradesperson.
Where repairs and maintenance issues require a qualified tradesperson, the Department of Housing has panel contractors to deliver this work.
If something breaks or stops working it should be reported straight away. Some things will be fixed more quickly than others. Things that are dangerous will be repaired as a priority such as:
Please report things like:
The sooner these are reported to a Housing Maintenance Officer, the sooner they can be fixed.
Government Housing in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra
Government Housing in Alyangula
All other properties