Community case studies
Case study – Elliott Oval
In September, the Elliott Hawks hosted and played their first home game on one of the best new AFL standard community football ovals in the Territory.
For many years the club have been making a 500km round trip to play games in Tennant Creek as part of the Barkly AFL competition.
We are proud to have contributed to building this oval in Elliott which has been delivered in partnership with the Barkly Regional Council and with the generous support of others including our local project contractors, Arnhem Earthmoving and Triple P Contracting.
Origin funded the initial site works to clear and prepare the field to be turfed and fenced.
Football is an important part of community life in the Northern Territory. Now it has a new home in Elliott that will also be an important facility and meeting place for the community.
Case study – Daly Waters Airfield
Origin has been maintaining the Daly Waters airfield for about three years.
Early works in 2018 included clearing the airport boundary to allow new, secure perimeter fencing to be installed by the Barkly Regional Council, with funding support from the Northern Territory.
We have since bought LED lighting and trained local staff and community members to support night landings for emergency services, such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service and CareFlight.
The airfield now gives the community round-the-clock access to medical services that would otherwise be many hours drive away.