The Northern Territory Government is improving Aboriginal housing in remote communities by investing $1.1 billion from 2017-2018 to 2026-2027 through the remote housing investment package:
Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.
This housing investment in remote Aboriginal communities focuses on:
- reducing overcrowding and improving living conditions
- local decision making and engagement with communities
- developing Aboriginal Business Enterprises
- sustainable local employment
- economic development.
2017-2018 to 2026-2027
to build new homes.
to increase living spaces in existing homes.
to expand the program to include options for locally recruited NT Government employees in remote areas.
to focus on repairing wet areas and health hardware.
The Northern Territory Government program is supplemented by:
to deliver serviced land and essential services infrastructure to support new housing.
On 30 March 2019 the Northern Territory and Australian governments signed the National Partnership for Remote Housing NT, securing $550 million in Australian Government funding from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2023. The program will be delivered using the principles of Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.
Our Community. Our Futures. Our Homes. focuses on local decision making and engagement with communities, developing the capacity of Aboriginal business enterprises, and creating sustainable Aboriginal employment.
The program is being delivered by the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development.