Mechanics Workshop 2009-2010
In 2009-2010, the Workshop had another positive year in providing local mechanical repairs and services to the Warlpiri region. Even more importantly it provided trainee employment to 6 young Warlpiri men across the year, 3 of whom have graduated to become salaried Mt Theo employees. At the end of the Financial Year the workshop showed a small profit, however other than covering costs it is the training and employment focus for young people that remains the primary goal.
The other enormous benefit for the Mt Theo Program is the regular, and local, repair and maintenance of the Mt Theo fleet. This regular servicing ensures our cars are kept in much better condition and are not run down as quickly by the harsh local conditions. Moreover the Yuendumu location avoids having to drive to Alice Springs and face the time and financial costs of having a staff member and a car out of community for several days. The Outreach teams time their workshop servicing with program team meetings.
The community, as well as local and Government agencies, also enjoy the benefit of the local service and repair. The workshop enjoys a close working relationship and partnership with the Central Desert Shire Council and would like to especially thank Yuendumu Shire Service Manager Grant Steele and his Operations Manager Dilip Nellikat for all their support across the year.
The Workshop was supported this year by the loyal patronage of the Central Desert Shire, and Yuendumu local agencies and community members. Thank-you!