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Remote indigenous housing and governance: Case studies from WA and NT

Jardine Orr, A., Spring, F., Anda, M. and Ho, G. (2003) Remote indigenous housing and governance: Case studies from WA and NT. In: Third National Housing Conference, 26 - 28 November, Adelaide, SA, Australia

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The provision of adequate remote indigenous housing has long been a need. Attempts to meet this need have led to the development of a wide range of housing and housing-related programs in remote indigenous communities. There is a move from an external program-driven approach for housing to a focus on sustainable local and regional systems of governance in indigenous communities to support the delivery and recurrent maintenance of housing and infrastructure.

This paper will report on research into best practice case studies in remote area indigenous housing in WA and the NT. It includes community members’ perceptions of current programs as well as suggestions for improvements. The lessons from the case studies provide direction for the development of strategies to support sustainable local and regional governance that, in turn, supports the development and maintenance of appropriate remote area indigenous housing.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
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