$200 million has been allocated over 2016-17 – 2026-27 for repairs and maintenance of remote public housing. This is in addition to funding under the National Partnership for Remote Housing NT.
The investment focuses on preventative repairs and maintenance and promotes the ‘9 healthy living practices’ identified in the Housing for Health method:
- washing people
- washing clothes and bedding
- removing waste water safely
- improving nutrition, the ability to store, prepare and cook food
- reducing the negative impacts of overcrowding
- reducing the negative effects of animals, insects and vermin
- reducing the health impacts of dust
- controlling the temperature of the living environment
- reducing hazards that cause trauma.
Work is being delivered through existing contracts, including local and Aboriginal businesses.