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Contracts awarded to build 70 homes in remote communities

A new Northern Territory-based $500 million methanol plant could see the creation of 1000 construction jobs.

Four construction companies have won panel contracts to deliver 70 new homes to remote communities in the Northern Territory.

Northern Transportables, Demountable Sales and Hire, Rusca Developments and Murray River North will build the homes for the NT’s Big Rivers and southern regions over the next 12 months.

The contractors have committed to a 42 per cent Aboriginal employment target. Residents have had input into the types of housing in their communities through the Local Decision Making process.

The houses have a modular design, providing an alternative to on-site construction to offer flexibility in delivery and ongoing transportability.

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More than 130 homes funded by a previous $68 million investment in this model of housing are now rolling out to 24 remote communities across the NT.

The project is funded under the HomeBuild program as part of the Territory Government’s $1.1 billion Remote Housing Package. The Australian Government committed a $550 million co-contribution towards the program in 2019.

Remote Housing and Town Camps Minister Chansey Paech said the Territory Government will continue to deliver new and upgraded housing to remote communities to address overcrowding and improve the health and safety of homes.

“This investment is not just a boost for the Territory construction industry, it also means sustainable employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal people,” Paech said.

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