The Northern Territory Government recently announced a new $100 million public housing stimulus program which aims to further support local businesses and jobs in the construction industry.
Nineteen year old Shekiera Mununggurr has become one of the youngest Aboriginal interpreters in the Northern Territory, after completing her training this month.
There have been tears of happiness, and jumps for joy, as more than 50 singles, couples and families across the Northern Territory have settled into their newly allocated public housing in a bumper week. This includes a series of newly constructed homes.
The Department of Housing and Community Development will play an important role in delivering Government’s $8.9 million five point plan to tackle anti-social behaviour, announced in October.
The Northern Territory has been a part of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH) since 2014. The NRSCH regulates providers of community housing, including social and affordable housing, indigenous community housing providers and other specialist community housing providers.
In a collaborative effort by the Aboriginal Interpreter Service and the Northern Territory Emergency Service, there is now emergency messaging available in 18 different Aborginal languages.
Through the Town Camps Futures Unit, the Northern Territory Government recently upgraded 18 houses in the Bagot community.
The Northern Territory Government, through the Town Camps Futures Unit, is investing over $25 million for urgent repairs to housing and infrastructure, creating generational change for people living in town camps.
As of 31 October 2018, 121 homes have been improved in 22 communities across the Northern Territory as part of the Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes, Room to Breathe Program.
The Northern Territory Government is proposing a new Burial and Cremation Bill to replace the current Cemeteries Act. This proposed legislation better reflects the needs and wishes of the NT community.