The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) ,which now incorporates the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program, is the Australian and Northern Territory governments' largest Indigenous housing program.
The joint housing program will deliver 934 new houses, 415 rebuilds of existing houses and 2500 refurbishments across 73 remote Indigenous communities and a number of community living areas (town camps) in the Northern Territory by 2013.
NPARIH will help close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage across the Territory. Better housing will help make families healthier, strengthen communities and enable economic growth through job and training opportunities.
Two private construction company consortia known as alliances, have been engaged to deliver the program. The alliances work closely with communities and government to deliver better housing for Indigenous Territorians.
A target of 20 per cent has been set for Indigenous employment across the program. The alliances also subcontract and use local companies wherever possible, placing a priority on the use of local Indigenous companies.