Pawa Atunmankunytjaku

Project Overview

The South Australian Government introduced charging for electricity for residents in community housing in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley starting July 2022.

MoneyMob Talkabout was engaged by the Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) scheme, part of the Department for Energy and Mining, to develop and implement a community education and engagement program to ensure communities were ready for the introduction of electricity charging.

The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku Project provided a house-to-house education program to all households in the lead-up to the installation of smart meters and charging for electricity.

The Department of Energy and Mining has extended the engagement of Money Mob Talkabout for 2023-2024, to continue their support of householders in the APY Lands with energy efficiency and meter education. This support is being delivered by our Home Energy Support Worker and Anangu Energy Education Workers.

Contact us on 1800 849 041

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Project Team and Partners

Nicholas Rickard

Nicholas Rickard

Project Manager

Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Trainer Mentor

Tia Paterson-Dunn

Tia Paterson-Dunn

Home Energy Support Worker

Project Blog

Project Wrap Up in Adelaide

Project Wrap Up in Adelaide

The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku team headed to Adelaide on Tuesday 27 June to present on everything we had learnt over the past three years. We were lucky to be joined by Dora, Denise and Irene who had made their own way from Yalata community to Adelaide. We attended a...

Power Charging Begins in Fregon

Power Charging Begins in Fregon

The team was happy to be invited to Fregon to provide assistance to the community as they transitioned to paying for power.  Charging started on Wednesday 10 May 2023. The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku team set up a stall at the Council office to hand out meter cards and...

Power Charging Begins in Indulkana

Power Charging Begins in Indulkana

Indulkana community began paying for power on Tuesday 14 February 2023. The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku team spent a whole week in the community to help with the transition.  On Monday, we visited every house in the community to drop off their meter cards and welcome packs,...

Energy Efficiency Education

Energy Efficiency Education

Following the training session in Yulara, house to house energy education visits have commenced in the communities that are paying for power. Our team of Energy Education Workers have been talking to households about how to save power while staying comfortable in...

Energy Efficiency Training in Yulara

Energy Efficiency Training in Yulara

By Lucas de Lastic  Training was held at the National Indigenous Training Academy in Yulara from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th October 2022. On Sunday morning, the Pawa Atunmankunytjaku project team picked up 16 Energy Education Workers (EEWs) from Indulkana, Mimili,...

Checking-in on Pukatja

Checking-in on Pukatja

By Lisa Rogers After the start of power charging in July 2022, the team were back in Pukatja in late August to check-in with households to see how they were adjusting to the changes. The team prioritised visiting the houses that were using a lot of power and/or those...

Power Charging Begins in Amata

Power Charging Begins in Amata

By Jenny Turner Amata community began paying for power on Tuesday 16 August 2022. As with the other communities in the APY Lands that had already started paying, we spent a week in Amata to help the community with the transition. On Monday, we visited every house in...