MacDonnell Shire Council continues to work at improving facilities across its 13 communities with a focus on providing better municipal services.
Council officials are upgrading a number of amenities to match those found in regional towns across Australia.
A major new development is sign-posting all community streets, historically unnamed.
So far, 11 of the 13 communities have new signs in all streets, with completion expected by the end of the year right across the shire.
CEO of the MacDonnell Shire Council, Dianne Hood, says facility provision which is taken for granted elsewhere, improves the day to day life of our residents.
“The new signage gives community members a sense of identity and helps to ensure that emergency services, other agencies, and visitors have a clear indication of which street is which,” she said.
The provision of house-hold letter boxes is another development in some communities like Docker River.
Running tandem with this is house to house mail delivery organised by MacDonnell Shire Council.
“Again it means a greater sense of normality, and the convenience of delivery to the household,” Ms Hood said.
“The provision of house or lot numbers on all new letter boxes also means easier identification of homes and people.”
A third improvement by the shire, in this case contributing to rubbish control, is the provision of metal bin stands making it impossible for camp dogs, wind, or any other factor to tip over the large green plastic containers.
Ms Hood commented that new bin stability is saving on garbage collection costs and contributing to a cleaner environment in townships like Ntaria.
“We are pleased to provide these new facilities in our communities, and see it as a significant step in improving the lives of all,” Ms Hood said.