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New housing for remote Indigenous communities


Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
New housing for remote Indigenous communities

A total of 39 new houses and 26 refurbishments have now been completed in some of the state's most remote communities as part of the $291 million National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH).

Social Housing Minister Zoe Bettison said the Government is honouring its commitment to Indigenous housing through significant investment in new and improved houses in remote communities

Homes completed under the NPARIH include:

  • Far West Coast – six new homes in Yalata, and three new homesthree refurbishments in Koonibba
  • Far North – eight new homes and 13 refurbishments in Dunjiba, Oodnadatta
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara (APY) Lands – 10 new homes in Ernabella, 12 new homes in Indulkana and 10 refurbishments in Kalka.

"We are delighted that 39 new homes have been built and 26 refurbished in some of the state's most remote communities," Ms Bettison said.

"Under the NPARIH, South Australia is delivering 241 new homes and refurbishing 218 existing homes over 10 years – and this latest phase is an important part of this project.

"Six companies were contracted to complete the work - two of which were Indigenous owned and operated.

"Importantly, all contractors had at least a 20% Indigenous employment rate, with some achieving above 30% and 40%, which is a big win for Indigenous employment and training opportunities in South Australia."

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