Gunner Govt Builds 1,500 Remote Homes In 3 Years

Gunner Govt Builds 1,500 Remote Homes In 3 Years

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

1,500 Remote Homes In 3 Years

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1,500 Remote Homes In 3 Years

In just 3 years, the Northern Territory Government has completed 1,500 homes in remote areas.

“Our Government has a plan to build better homes and better futures for Territorians in remote areas.” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.

Works, now rolling out in communities across the Northern Territory, include new builds, upgrades, extensions and renovations.

Separately, subdivisions are being created in several communities to allow for the construction of more homes.

Northern Territory Government has invested $1.1 Billion in its community-led, job-creating remote housing program.

This 10-year commitment, augmented by current and historic joint funding arrangements, paves the way for tangible and sustainable change in the Territory’s remote areas.

Program’s success is exemplified at Santa Teresa where 93 out of 99 homes at the Central Australian community have been fully upgraded. 5 homes have been built with another 2 planned.

“Santa Teresa is a good example of how our commitment to redrawing the Territory’s remote housing model is improving lives in remote communities.” Minister for Local Government Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy said.

Now, 31 homes will be extended as part of the Northern Territory Government’s innovative Room to Breathe program where extra living spaces are added to existing homes to alleviate overcrowding.

“There has been a lot of construction and renovation work out at Santa Teresa and people from the community have told me that improved housing is making a positive difference to their lives.” Member for Namatjira Chansey Paech said.

A contract for the first 19 homes has been awarded to Aboriginal Business Enterprise, Ingkerreke Commercial. With local workers on board, works are well underway with two homes completed so far.