On March 2019 the Northern Territory (NT) and Australian governments signed the National Partnership for Remote Housing NT, securing $550 million in Australian Government funding from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2023.
The Agreement aims to improve remote housing by reducing overcrowding for Aboriginal people in 73 remote communities and the 17 Alice Springs Town Camps.
The program is being delivered using the principles of Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes, including the NT Government’s local decision making and procurement policies.
National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory
This initiative aims to improve public housing in remote communities through upgrading houses and to complement the capital program being rolled out under the National Partnership Agreement for Remote Indigenous Housing.
The housing component of the initiative in the NT provides $230 million from May 2013 to June 2018 for upgrades in remote communities.
The remaining stage of the program from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018 is being negotiated.
The housing implementation plan is set to be re-named the Remote Australia Strategies Implementation Plan and will become part of the new National Partnership Agreement on Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment to replace the Stronger Futures initiative.