NT Govt’s $10m boost for construction

The NT Government will invest $10 million to stimulate the construction industry and create local jobs through building new community housing to support vulnerable Territorians.

Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy today said the Government is seeking proposals from non-government organisations (NGOs), in partnership with the construction sector, to redevelop and manage sites in Alice Springs, Darwin and Palmerston.

Other projects underway to expand community housing include the transfer of property and tenancy management rights of public housing assets in Katherine and Alice Springs to NGOs to manage.

Katherine developers have been called on to consider leasing homes to the NT Government for use as public housing.

The government wants to lease 200 homes across the NT for six year periods to reduce the public housing wait list.

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