DELAYS in awarding remote housing contracts will cost 15 Yolngu workers their jobs, a joint venture company has warned.
Delta Reef Gumatj has finished the construction of nine houses on Galiwinku but is still in the dark on at least one tender due to delays within the Territory Government.
DRG general manager Michael Martin said his workforce was in limbo while they waited for decisions.
“There are two tenders we are waiting for some form of official notification,” he said.
“There are only two contenders: us and a Darwin company. So I don’t understand why it is so hard.
“It seems such a shame that the local guys worked so hard to try to get ahead, and get some training, only … to have it all taken away by the short-sightedness of Government, and its program delivery methods. This current Government seems to be particularly hard to deal with, slow in its actions, and basically downright disrespectful in its attitude.