Housing Maintenance Officers
Ingkerreke Commercial trains housing maintenance
officers (HMO's) to deliver responsive maintenance services
to the residents of numerous remote Aboriginal communities. This is achieved using local staff who live and work
in the community, and who receive administrative
support from Ingkerreke Commercial.
A HMO is equipped and trained to do simple maintenance tasks such as fixing tap washers, taps, patching, painting or unblocking drains. They can also report major faults and repairs that are beyond their capacity to repair.
Another positive outcome is the up-skilling of residents in the community which, in Ingkerreke Commercial’s experience, is vital to enabling remote Aboriginal communities become more self-sufficient. Ingkerreke Commercial currently services three clusters in Central Australia, comprising of 12 communities in all, on behalf of the Northern Territory Department of Housing.