Housing Tenders For Construction In Gunbalanya Open Until 1 February 2018

Housing Tenders For Construction In Gunbalanya Open Until 1 February 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerald McCarthy

Tender Released To Construct First Bush House

Victor P Taffa

Since last year, 155 additional living spaces have been completed or are underway in remote Territory communities as part of our Room to Breathe program.

Now, after extensive planning the Northern Territory Government is ready to build their first complete remote home.

Minister for Housing and Community Development, Gerry McCarthy said the first tender under the Northern Territory Government’s HomeBuild Northern Territory program has been released.

“Territory Government is strengthening remote communities by delivering local jobs and better housing for people in the bush.” Minister McCarthy said.

“HomeBuild NT program is a component of our record 10-year $1.1 Billion investment into remote housing.”

“Program will see the construction of new houses in remote communities with the first tender recently released for the community of Gunbalanya.”

“This tender will see the construction of 4, 3 bedroom dwellings, which will go directly to families in desperate need.” Minister McCarthy said.

“This is so important for remote Territorians who have been impacted by housing shortages and overcrowding for many years.”

“We know the importance of a good home and the positive impact it has on a good education, good health and good community outcomes.”

“Not only will HomeBuild Northern Territory deliver infrastructure for people in desperate need, but it will boost indigenous employment and provide opportunities for locals to develop skills in construction.” Minister McCarthy said.

“Local decision making is a priority of this program with community consultations recently taking place throughout a number of communities.”

“Consultations with other communities are underway with more tenders to be released in the near future.” Minister McCarthy said.

Member for Arafura Lawrence Costa said this construction will greatly benefit the lives of families in his electorate.

“It is exciting to hear that Gunbalanya will be the first community to receive HomeBuild NT Houses.” Mr. Costa said.

“These new homes will be a welcomed addition to help combat overcrowding seen throughout the community.”

Tenders for construction in Gunbalanya close 1 February 2018.