Ben Laidlaw, Keogh Bay Senior Consultant speaking with school students on Bathurst Island about solar electricity and the Solar SETuP Program for remote NT communities.

ARDS Aboriginal Corporation engaged Keogh Bay in 2016 to prepare comprehensive tender documentation to support their successful appointment to a NT Power & Waters Contract Panel for Cross-Cultural Community Engagement & Communication Services for project delivery across remote locations in the Northern Territory.

While ARDS community engagement experience, methodology in cross-cultural engagement is extensive, in order to extend their engagement model across the NT Keogh Bay was engaged to assist with project delivery, project management and planning support and capacity building.

During the period 2016 – 2018, Keogh Bay has provided project management and other support to ARDS to assist in the successful delivery of the following projects:

  • Installation of Smart Electricity Prepayment Meterboxes in Numbulwar, Ngukurr, Beswick, Barunga and Manyallaluk;
  • Water Efficiency Projects, including household leak audits, community and stakeholder engagement in Ngukurr (Phase 1 & 2), Amanbidji and Yurrwi;
  • Installation of Solar SETuP Installation, including community and stakeholder engagement to support rollout of project in Milikapiti, Pirlangimpi and Wurrumiyanga communities on the Tiwi Islands


In addition to the successful delivery of the above projects, Keogh Bay has also now supported a smooth transition of the project management and planning requirements of these projects to ARDS internal staff.