Staying at Home

Providing Martu people access to key services online

Staying at Home

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The installation of digital hubs in four remote Western Desert communities is providing Martu people with access to services such as telehealth, Centrelink, banking and licensing online. Supported by Martu organisation Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, the technology is enabling these communities to remain on Country, preserving their heritage and culture, and minimising the need to travel thousands of kilometres of unsealed desert roads for basic services.

The new state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, supported by Newman Futures and Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service and originally developed in response to the pandemic, means Martu people in these communities can now attend medical appointments via telehealth and access other services, without the need to travel thousands of kilometres to Perth or Newman.

Key Impacts


It’s the shared visions of collaborating organisations, clubs, local government and communities that form Newman Futures and deliver positive impacts for the people of Newman.

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There are a number of ways you can get involved with the project, we’d love to hear from you.