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Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing



Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT






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Nu m be r 2000-2001 is the sixth year of a successful partnership between the Commonwealth Government, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Northern Territory Government through the Indigenous Housing Authority of the Northern Territory (IHANT), committed to improving housing for Indigenous Territorians. Increased access to appropriate, affordable and well managed housing for Indigenous people. 96%: Distribution of funds. Dwelling constructions, replacements and upgrades 150 140 133 M ajor upgrades and replacements N ew dwellings constructed 108 |04 73 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 Financial Year The reduction in construction is primarily due to increased funding being allocated towards repairs and maintenance with an aim to increase amenities and improve the longevity of existing of dwellings. IH A N T s achievements in 2000-2001: Construction of 104 new houses and 46 major renovations and upgrades for housing in Indigenous communities ($ 16.4M). Rent collected by Indigenous housing organisations provided $8.9M towards the management and maintenance of housing. Programmed expenditure and rent collection provided $ 19M for Indigenous housing organisations to undertake repairs and maintenance of housing. Rent collected by Indigenous housing organisations 8.89 7.97 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 Financial Year Comprehensive environmental health surveys conducted on over 7096 of houses in remote communities. Indigenous housing advisory services funded in three major centres in the Northern Territory and a further three communities assisted in establishing and implementing effective and appropriate housing management systems. page 38

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