Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy
Delivering On Jobs And Housing At Gunbalanya
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy is at Gunbalanya today where the Northern Territory Government is delivering on key priorities of jobs and housing.
5 dwellings, including a duplex, are currently under construction in the remote community 300 km east of Darwin.
“Territory Government is delivering on key priorities of jobs and housing in remote areas across the Northern Territory.” Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy said.
“We have invested $1.1 Billion in our remote housing program to build, extend and improve homes which will offer our most vulnerable Territorians a better chance of succeeding in education and employment.”
These houses are the first of 12 new homes and 1 replacement home planned for Gunbalanya under the Northern Territory Government’s $1.1 Billion Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes record housing investment in remote areas.
Territory company SH Build has the building contract for the most recent works at Gunbalanya. About 44 workers, including subcontractors and 12 Aboriginal employees have been involved in the job-creating project to date.
Since coming to Government just over 2 years ago, 10 new and replacement homes have been built and 54 have been upgraded in Gunbalanya. Additionally, 2 new government employee houses have been built and 6 have been upgraded.
“Territory Government is delivering jobs and housing and making a big difference to the Gunbalanya community.” Member for Arafura Lawrence Costa said.
“Housing has been an issue at the community for a long while but, thanks to our record investment in remote housing, we are seeing changes for the better.”
In remote areas across the Territory, a total of 241 homes have been built, nearly 700 have been upgraded and a further 120 homes across 22 communities have been extended and improved.