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Stage 1 Pukatja (Ernabella) to Umuwa (Double Tanks)

Before and after pictures of the approach to Davids Well crest

Stage 1 Pukatja (Ernabella) to Umuwa (Double Tanks)

Works to construct a single access into Umuwa have been completed. The new single access removes multiple conflict points associated with the previous Y junction and two T junctions.


Reconstruction and sealing works complete between Iwantja (Indulkana) and the Stuart Highway

The upgrade of the section of road from Iwantja (Indulkana) to the Stuart Highway in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands is complete.

South Australian company Lucas Total Contract Solutions reconstructed and sealed the existing 7 kilometre road alignment and improved drainage.

The road improvements will provide the Iwantja (Indulkana) community with all-weather access to the Marla airstrip.

The department, in consultation with the APY Executive Board, ensured that 30 per cent of the total onsite labour hours were undertaken by local Anangu for these works.

Stuart Highway junction with Main Access Road

Main Access Road between Stuart Highway and Iwantja


Contracts completed for pavement crushing

Approximately 2 million tonnes of pavement material has been crushed, with a number of crushing contracts now completed. The pavement material will be utilised for all Stages of construction works.


APY Waste and Landfill Program

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure advise that Toll North Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for the next phase of works in South Australia’s Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Waste and Landfill Program.

Toll North Pty Ltd will undertake works in the APY Communities of Kanpi, Nyapari and Amata to remediate three landfill sites.

The contract is worth over $400,000 and due to commence mid-September.

The South Australian Government approved a Waste and Landfill Program in the APY Lands to close and rehabilitate old landfill sites as well as build new waste management sites where required.

This program covers landfills at 13 APY communities and will be delivered through a number of works packages over the coming years.

The government in consultation with the APY Executive Board has committed to ensuring a minimum 30 percent of the total onsite labour hours will be undertaken by local Anangu.

The Yunyarinyi (Kenmore Park) landfill site upgrade, worth over $150,000, was recently awarded to the Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and managed organisation on the APY Lands.

The APY Waste and Landfill Program also covers other aspects of waste management, including planning and implementing resource recovery initiatives for communities, and the design and implementation of educational strategies for waste disposal and recycling.

Pukatja airstrip works

APY Waste and Landfills Program

The Regional Anangu Service Aboriginal Corporation (RASAC) has won a contract worth more than $150,000 to construct a new landfill site in South Australia's Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.

RASAC is funded by the Australian Government to provide municipal services on the APY Lands, including waste and landfill management.


Indulkana Town Streets project - Construction Contract Awarded

Lucas TCS has been awarded the contract to construct the new streets in the Indulkana community.

These works are to provide sealed access to a number of new houses being constructed in the community.

SkillHire has been working with Lucas TCS to secure work for local Anangu who recently undertook training in Workzone Traffic Management through the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

Lucas TCS vehicles