The project was near Atitjere community, on the Plenty Highway. Manu was instructed to install new control points for a 15km stretch of road. Atitjere has a population of 460 and is located just over two hours from Alice Springs, with general stores, schooling, health centre and more. Atitjere is part of the Central Desert shire as of 2008.
Plenty Highway is mostly an unsealed road that covers 498 kilometres and passes through the small community of Atitjere. Along the highway are a variety of attractions including the fossicking at Gemtree, the Binns Track and the Harts Ranges.
The Central Desert region has an enormous amount of tourism development potential, sealing of roads in the region will go a long way to support increased tourism activity in the region. Visitors who travel to the region come to experience life in such remote parts of the Territory and are keen to learn and experience the rich art, culture, landscape and history of the region.
Here are some photos of Manu on the job.