Remote Area Essential Services Program


​Remote Area Essential Services Program


Project status: Acquitted


The Remote Area Essential Service Program provides essential repairs and maintenance services for power, water and waste water infrastructure in Aboriginal communities in remote areas of the Kimberley, Pilbara, Murchison, Goldfields and Central Desert.

Royalties for Regions Regional Community Services Fund has invested $30 million over one year to enable Aboriginal communities to continue to operate.

Key services provided include:

  • Planned and unplanned maintenance of essential services
  • Emergency breakdown services
  • Water quality testing
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Advice on capital works priorities and scopes
  • Aboriginal enterprise and employment.


Approximately 11,000 remote residents are reliant on this funding for the continued support of essential services in Aboriginal communities under the Remote Area Essential Services Program.

The Department of Housing administers the program in partnership with: