Pawa Atunmankunytjaku

Project Overview

The South Australian Government will be introducing charging for electricity for residents in community housing in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley from July 2022.

MoneyMob Talkabout has been 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 are ready for the introduction of electricity charging.

The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku Project will provide a house to house education program to all households in the lead up to the installation of smart meters and charging for electricity. There will be continued education after the introduction of charging.

The education is to be provided to all community housing residents in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley by Anangu Energy Education Workers who will be trained and supported by MoneyMob’s Trainer Mentors.

Project Team and Contractors

Nicholas Rickard

Nicholas Rickard

Project Manager

Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Trainer Mentor

Sidney Watts

Sidney Watts

Trainer Mentor

Lucas de Lastic

Lucas de Lastic

Project Support

Project Blog

EEW Team doubles!

EEW Team doubles!

Last week we ran an additional Energy Education Worker (EEW) training session at Umuwa to train a team of workers to begin home visits in Pukatja and Kenmore Park. We were expecting that about five or six people would be able to attend the training but were blown away...

Pawa Team visits Yalata

Pawa Team visits Yalata

In late September, Lisa, Nick and Carolyn made the trip down to Yalata to meet with the Council and community to discuss the upcoming changes.   It was great to also be joined by MoneyMob Chairperson Sandra Marty who was in the community at the time! After meeting...

ABC News Article

ABC News Article

The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku team was recently featured in an ABC News article about the introduction of electricity charging in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley.  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/electricity-changes-to-remote-aboriginal-communities/100440016

Home Visits Begin in Mimili and Indulkana

Home Visits Begin in Mimili and Indulkana

 INDULKANA We want to thank the Indulkana Community for their cooperation during the first round of household visits from the Energy Education Workers. Shane and Ruby from Indulkana, and Ruffie from Mimili did an amazing job, and spoke with over half of the households...

EEW Training in Indulkana and Amata

EEW Training in Indulkana and Amata

For those who were unable to attend the Umuwa training session in April, the team facilitated a two day training session in Indulkana in late May. A huge thank you to our Energy Education Worker Ruby who attended the Umuwa training and was on hand to assist in the...

Join us on facebook!

Join us on facebook!

Our facebook page is the best way to stay up to date with the project and when we will be in your community. We will be posting regular updates on our activities and tips on how to save energy at home.   facebook

EEW Training: What’s next?

EEW Training: What’s next?

Since completing the first training session in Umuwa, we have engaged with the Energy Education Workers to follow up on how they enjoyed the training session, if they received their wages and if they had any questions about their role or any other concerns about the...

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