The Australian and Northern Territory governments are working together to deliver an improved housing system so that people in remote communities can live in safer, healthier homes.
Housing Reference Groups (HRGs) have been established in each community to ensure people have input into decisions about housing in their community.
Housing Reference Groups provide advice to government on cultural and family-related matters that affect decisions about housing in the community. This can include:
Government will work with the Housing Reference Groups to ensure that housing decisions are fair and housing is provided to those families in the community that are most in need.
Yes, each community has its own Housing Reference Group. Government will work with each community to establish the group. In some areas, clusters of smaller communities have chosen to have a joint Housing Reference Group while in other larger communities multiple groups exist.
Housing Reference Groups consist of community representatives with different interests and are drawn from:
The group can also include individuals and organisations working in the community who are able to provide expert advice or assistance to the group.
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