Community housing for the Groote Archipelago, managed by and for, Anindilyakwa people.
Anindilyakwa Housing Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) was established in 2018 to facilitate decision making by Anindilyakwa people in respect of the ownership, location, design, and occupation of community housing across the Groote Archipelago.
This includes the communities of Angurugu, Umbakumba, Milyakburra, and Satellite communities of Malkala, Bartalumba Bay, Little Paradise, Four Mile, Thompsons Bay, Emerald River, Salt Lake, and Yenbakwa.
AHAC works with a variety of stakeholders including the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, Anindilyakwa Land Council, The Fulcrum Agency, HealthHabitat, and local contractors, GEBIE Civil & Construction and Aminjarrinja Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation.
AHAC have partnered with Health Habitat and local service providers to deliver the Housing for Health program across all Groote Archipelago community houses. The Housing for Health program focus is to provide a healthy living environment by addressing the 9 Healthy Living Practices.
The Housing for Health Program was scheduled to commence in early 2020 however was delayed due to COVID-19. We hope to begin the program in Milyakburra in early 2021.
More Information on the Housing for Health Project is available on the Health Habitat website.
AHAC commenced provision of Homelands Services to 40 houses in the communities of Bartalumba Bay, Little Paradise, Malkala, Emerald River, Yenbakwa, Leskie Pools, Thompson Bay, Salt Lake and Four Mile in July 2020. The services provided include housing maintenance and municipal services.
IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 GET TESTED IMMEDIATELY AND ISOLATE AT HOME. IF YOU ARE ISOLATING PLEASE TELL FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO STAY AWAY FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEMSELVES AND THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.
WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE THE ALL CLEAR BEFORE YOUR FAMILY CAN COME AND VISIT AND BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOME.
COVID-19 IS A VERY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS AND THOSE WHO ARE MOST VAUNRABLE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY WILL SUFFER GREATLY IF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS.
THINK OF OTHERS BEFORE GOING TO OTHER PEOPLES HOMES OR LEAVING YOUR HOUSE.
IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN VACCINATED OR ARE DUE FOR YOUR BOOSTER CONSIDER GETTING IT DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
BE AN EVERYDAY HERO AND HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
BELOW ARE THE SYMPTOMS FOR COVID-19 IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL OR EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PLEASE CALL THE HEALTH CARE CLINIC AND ISOLATE IMMEDIATELY.
COVID-19 Symptoms Include:
😷fever (a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher) 😷chills or night sweats 😷cough 😷sore throat 😷tiredness (fatigue) 😷difficulty breathing 😷headache 😷muscle pain (myalgia) 😷loss of sense of smell (anosmia) 😷distortion of sense of taste (dysgeusia) 😷nausea and vomiting 😷joint pain 😷loss of appetite 😷runny nose 😷acute blocked nose (congestion)
REMEMBER YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE SYMPOTOMS TO HAVE COVID-19. PLEASE AVOID VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS HOUSES, SOCIAL DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK AND WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY.
‼ It is important to remember to WEAR A MASK when you are at the Shops and when you are in public indoor areas like the Bank or Centrelink. If you don't have a mask most Shops and Public Buildings will provide you with one ‼
😷 HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN YOUR COMMUNITY 😷
‼ Smoke Alarms are required in EVERY PROPERTY by LAW. NEVER DAMAGE or DISCONNECT your SMOKE ALARM as they SAVE LIVES. If your SMOKE ALARM is DAMAGE or NOT WORKING, make sure you contact AHAC.
The Following Tips will ensure your SMOKE ALARM remains in proper working order. 🔥 Test units monthly. 🔥 Install new batteries immediately when the low-battery warning alarm sounds or at least once a year. 🔥 Clean smoke alarms regularly by vacuuming them with a brush attachment or brushing with a dust pan brush. 🔥 Replace smoke alarms every 10 years to achieve optimum performance.
Phone AHAC if you are having any problems with your SMOKE ALARMS ☎️ 1800 950 592
❗️COVID-19 UPDATE ❗️The rest of the world has caught up with Groote Eylandt, and we now have three cases of COVID recorded at Umbakumba. Unfortunately this was bound to happen eventually.😪
So what now??? This is where it comes down to people looking after people. If you have been told to isolate, stay at home. Your helping to stop any further spread, and if you aren’t sick, then your stopping the chances of getting sick yourself
If you have a headache, sore throat, cough, or feeling unwell then, stay away from others and contact the clinic as soon as possible
Don’t travel between communities. If you are in Umbakumba, stay in Umbakumba. If you need to check on family in Umbakumba, use the phone, don’t go there.
If you are in Umbakumba, and need to go to the shops, then only one person should go, and leave the kids at home. Rember to wear a mask and keep at least 2 big steps space between you and the next person. Wash your hands as soon as you get home and use the sanitiser at the shops when you come and go.
If you are not vaccinated, get vaccinated, its your best chance to reduce getting really sick or worse. Its not a just white fella disease, and bush Medicine, no matter how good won’t cure it. The jabs are the best bet to make sure you can go hunting and fishing for a long time to come.
If you’ve had your two jabs, and it’s been more than four months, then you need to get your booster jab. Its no worse than the other jabs.
Children over 5 can now be vaccinated. Look after your kids and get them jabbed before they go back to school. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Air Conditioners are working overtime during the hotter months of the year.
Here are some Handy Hints to preserve energy and to get the most out of our Air Conditioners.
❄️ Make sure All Doors and Windows are Closed when Air Conditioner is on. ❄️ Clean your Air Conditioner Filters regularly by wiping the dust with a clean cloth on the top of the units and clean the air conditioning filter by brushing or wiping off the dust. ❄️ Have your Air Conditioner set between 24-28 degrees. ❄️Turn off your Air Conditioner when you leave the house for extended amounts of time. ❄️ Cool the bedroom 20 minutes before sleeping.
Covid-19 is a serious and extremely contagious Virus and we need to make sure we do the right thing for ourselves and our community. If you haven't been vaccinated or are due for your booster consider getting it done as soon as possible. Covid-19 is here and we need to protect ourselves, our families and those vulnerable within our Community from getting the Corona Virus.
‼️ Remember ‼️
😷 Wear a Mask 😷 Wash Your Hands 😷 Practice Social Distancing 😷 If you have any Covid-19 Symptoms GET TESTED at your Local Health Clinic.