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Tenders open to develop new affordable housing

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

The Northern Territory Government is seeking tenders for the development of a new form of social and affordable housing.

The Community Housing Strategy aims to create better public housing, better communities, and stimulate economic growth in construction and other industries.

It will include a pipeline of initiatives, investments and works, including redevelopment opportunities and managing the construction of additional public housing dwellings across the Territory.

Territory Families and Urban Housing Minister Kate Worden said finding new and innovative ways to revamp our public housing model which supports jobs, tenants and local communities is a win for the Territory.

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“This year we released the Community Housing Growth Strategy 2021-2030 Discussion Paper seeking input from key stakeholders on promoting growth of the sector in the Northern Territory,” Worden said.

“This Government supports Territorians having access to safe, secure and affordable housing, while also finding new project and jobs opportunities for Territorians.”

Almost 1000 dwellings are managed by Community Housing Providers in the Northern Territory.

The NT Government believes it is important to see how sites can be redeveloped or managed to deliver the best outcomes for tenants and communities.

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