WHY WE’RE DOING THIS - Deciding to make difference
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On the 9th August 1974 Mangarrayi families moved from Elsey Station to Jilkminggan (aka Djembere, Duck Creek). The Elder Council was set up to govern the community during the 1970-80’s which then ensued with the Jilkminggan Community Government Council until 2007. Jilkminggan is approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from Katherine in the Northern Territory with a growing population of 300 people.

Due to the demand for new housing infrastructures and maintenance of structures for 17 years, people cannot  find adequate shelter. This presents a huge challenge, with most of the population living without access to sanitation and power.


When you meet these vibrant communities, you will see they enjoy the simple pleasures in life like fishing, hunting, and traditional bush tucker. Their children like bike riding and learning about the land with regular bush trips. However, our Government still doesn’t recognise the complex social and cultural issues that underlie housing, health and social issues present in many remote Aboriginal communities in Australia Household overcrowding is more complex than a couple and their children living in a house too small for their needs.


Our vision began with a simple clothing drive that went viral and was a huge success. We collected 500 boxes of clothing and set up a community Op Shop to help kick start the community initiative and received national coverage on our combined efforts.

Now we want to create self-funded project supported by you, philanthropists, pro-bono contributions and responsible business partners to build sustainable housing out of marine plastics. These pre-fabricated homes, school class rooms, medical clinics and other community structures are tailor made to meet the geographic, climatic, lifestyle and spiritual needs of those who use them to create places of sanctuary for the Aboriginal community.