About the program

The Northern Territory Government is improving Aboriginal housing in 73 remote communities by investing $1.1 billion over 2016-2017 – 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.
73
Remote communities
Aboriginal community members and government workers stand under a patio, holding a map of their community
Discussing Housing Projects
$1.1billion
2016-2017 - 2026-2027
$ 500 million for HomeBuild NT

to build new homes.

$ 200 million for Room to Breathe

to increase living spaces in existing houses.

$ 200 million for Government Employee Housing

to expand the program to include options for locally recruited NT Government employees in remote areas.

$ 200 million for preventative repairs and maintenance

to focus on repairing wet areas and health hardware.

The Northern Territory Government program is supplemented by:

+$ 426 million for land servicing

to deliver serviced land and essential services infrastructure to support new housing.

+$ 550 million for the National Partnership for Remote Housing NT

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 local employment.

The program is being delivered by the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development.

Read about the program’s progress.