The National Partnership Agreement is a ten-year remote Indigenous housing strategy aimed at:
- significantly reducing severe overcrowding in remote communities
- increasing the supply of new houses and improving the condition of existing ones in remote Indigenous communities
- ensuring that rental houses are well maintained and managed in remote Indigenous communities.
The National Partnership Agreement started in 2008 and is a joint $1.7 billion Northern Territory (NT) and Australian government housing program, which aims to deliver new houses, rebuilds and refurbishments by June 2018.
The remaining stage of the program from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2018 is currently being negotiated.
The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing will be re-named the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing.
National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory
This initiative aims to improve public housing in remote communities through upgrading houses and to complement the capital program being rolled out under the National Partnership Agreement for Remote Indigenous Housing.
The housing component of the initiative in the NT provides $230 million from May 2013 to June 2018 for upgrades in remote communities.
The remaining stage of the program from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018 is being negotiated.
The housing implementation plan is set to be re-named the Remote Australia Strategies Implementation Plan and will become part of the new National Partnership Agreement on Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment to replace the Stronger Futures initiative.