NAIDOC WEEK 8-15 JULY 2018
Manymak Energy Efficiency Project

Manymak Energy Efficiency Project

2016
Caring for Country

The Manymak Energy Efficiency Project was successfully trialed throughout six remote communities in East Arnhem Land from 2013 to 2015.

The Project was designed to address a community need to use energy more efficiently and paves the way for further water and energy efficiency projects across the Northern Territory.

The Project employed ninety-one Yolngu Energy Efficiency Workers to educate residents about power and water usage, enabling them to make informed choices about what they spend their money on.

Over eighty per cent of households participated in the Project, with over seventy percent of these receiving energy efficiency upgrades and all participants agreeing their knowledge about looking after power and water has improved.

The Manymak Energy Efficiency Project is a great example of what can be achieved when passionate individuals work with communities to share knowledge and provide solutions for long term, sustainable management of country.