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Delivering quality, affordable housing for all Territorians



Delivering quality, affordable housing for all Territorians


Lawrie, Delia; Burns, C. B. (Christopher Bruce)

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Media Releases; ParliamentNT






Housing; Public finance

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Remote Housing The Territory and Commonwealth governments continue to deliver record investment in remote housing to support Working Future through the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH), with $1.7 billion over 10 years. Under NPARIH, 603 new houses and 2108 rebuilds and refurbishments have been completed. A further 71 new houses and 29 rebuilds and refurbishments are underway. Budget 2012 includes $188 million for NPARIH to improve remote Indigenous housing and related infrastructure. $44.4 million is also provided to build new and upgrade existing government employee housing in remote areas. Budget 2012 also delivers $300,000 to survey new and existing residential developments and infrastructure in Territory Growth Towns as part of the $3.6 million three-year initiative. Urban Public Housing Budget 2012 delivers $60 million for more urban public housing, including: $22.8 million to repair and refurbish existing public housing dwellings; $2.4 million to provide public housing units in Rosebery; $3.9 million to continue provision of public housing dwellings in the northern suburbs; $5.4 million to redevelop older public housing unit complexes across the Territory; $5.1 million to continue a targeted upgrade program on public housing dwellings across the Territory; $7.3 million for minor new works on public housing dwellings across the Territory; and $10.6 million, jointly funded by the Territory and Commonwealth governments, for new homes to support families who are homeless or at risk of