Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.

The Northern Territory Government is committed to improving housing in remote communities with an investment of $1.1 billion over 10 years. Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. focuses on local decision making, engagement and planning. It also includes a focus on local participation to deliver the work, to promote local economic development and develop local skills to build and manage housing.

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The Northern Territory Government has committed to improving housing in remote communities with an investment of $1.1 billion over 10 years. The investment is funded through four programs:

HOMEBUILD NT
$500 million over 10 years for the construction of new public housing.

ROOM TO BREATHE
$200 million over 10 years to increase living space in existing homes.

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
$200 million over 10 years for repairs and maintenance.

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE HOUSING
$200 million over 10 years to expand Government Employee Housing to include locally recruited NT Government employees in remote areas.

This is a ten year investment with a focus on local decision making. Local decision making means communities will have input into what housing looks like in their community.

There are 73 communities throughout the Territory and not all communities can be engaged with at the same time – engagement, planning, development of construction contracts, and commencement of works will be rolled-out in phases, in consultation with communities.

While Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. focuses on a range of housing solutions, the purpose of the initiative is to put people first, not assets.  This is done by working closely with communities to identify their housing needs and ensuring the work benefits Aboriginal businesses, leading to job creation and capacity development.




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Local decision making

Proper planning and engagement and local decision making is a key component of the ten year investment and critical to its long term success.

Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. focuses on consultation and planning that is place responsive, recognising that each Aboriginal community is different, with unique housing needs and factors.

Communities will have input into their homes and about where works will happen.

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A plan for every community

Planning will be collaborative, with communities taking the leading role. The process will give an opportunity to identify and respond to community needs and priorities, from the type of house to how it will be built, to job and training opportunities.

Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. will not just focus on building more houses, but on what type of accommodation options are needed by communities, such as housing for ageing seniors, young families, people with disabilities, and cluster housing for family groups.

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How can I be involved?

Territorians living in remote communities will have an opportunity to be involved as part of the local decision making process.

Another important part of this investment is local participation to deliver the work, to promote local economic development and develop local skills to build and manage housing.

Pipelines of works are creating opportunities for Aboriginal Business Enterprises (ABE) to enable sustainable training and apprenticeships, and there is a focus on developing ABEs and opportunities for joint ventures.

To register your interest email ourfuture@nt.gov.au