Katherine

Bio

The Township of Katherine is situated along the banks of the mighty Katherine River. Located 320km from Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, Katherine has a small population of 11, 118, making it the 4th largest city in the Northern Territory.

Prior to the construction of the Overlander Telephone Line in 1872 when Katherine township was formed, Katherine’s country was owned by the Dagoman people, Jawoyn people  and Wardaman people. The Telephone Line brought to Katherine many jobs that allowed the town to develop. These days major employers are the tourism, RAAF Base Tindal, education providers, health providers, none for profit and for profit organisation. In the dry season many flock to the attractions around Katherine, from trekking through one of the National Parks or going for a swim in the Katherine Hot Springs there’s is loads to do in a relaxed atmosphere for both locals and visitors alike.

Over the past five years RISE Ventures has run programs within the Katherine township, Pine Creek and Kybrook Farm Community. During this time engaging activities that assist participants to obtain hands on experience has been rolled out seeing many participants obtain employment. Some of our feature activities in Katherine are Katherine Community Pride, Art and Craft and Food Ladder. In Pine Creek and Kybrook Farm, participants take part in a range of daily activities from ground maintenance, construction and daily living activities such as cooking.

Working alongside other Community Development Program providers, RISE Ventures is striving to place suitable candidates out at the RAAF Base Tindal, these opportunities range from general labouring, concreating, civil construction, cleaning and hospitality. The development of the Base is being rolled out in stages and it is believed that the projects will run for the next five years providing ongoing opportunity for suitable candidates.

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Katherine Posts

Driving Educational course

A Drink Driving Education course held at Rise Ventures, Katherine earlier this year attended by Mark, Veronica, and Betsy was a success.

New Katherine Activities Hub

Attendees at the new Katherine Activities Hub have increased dramatically. Rise Ventures have leased a new site in the Industrial area of Katherine that will run all the activities. The site consists of a large shed for the base of our Construction and Grounds Maintenance skilling Activities, as well as an Accommodation Area where our…

Delivering Fresh Mangoes

We were contacted by the Local Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries to let us know that they had an excess of mangoes.  They asked if we could help disperse the mangoes to the community. The Katherine Community Maintenance and Repairs team went to the Katherine Research Station to assist. The team filled a Wool…

White Card Training

On the 3rd and 4th of November (Tuesday and Wednesday), Rise Katherine hosted two courses of Certificate 1 in Construction (White Card) which was facilitated by the Batchelor Institute. Jobseekers need a Construction WhiteCard to enter the Construction Industry. Invitations were sent to our neighbouring Region (33) and to our Lead Contractor (Kalano Community Association)…