National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Housing (longer term)

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond):
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Housing (longer term)

80. From 1 July 2008, implement the Australian Remote Indigenous Accommodation (ARIA) Programme to deliver housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas. FaCSIA
81. In collaboration with other Australian and State/ Territory Government agencies, investigate opportunities, such as through the ICC network, to support and facilitate responsive and flexible approaches to meeting local needs including through improved access, appropriateness and responsiveness of mainstream services and/or the negotiation of Shared Responsibility Agreements and Regional Partnership Agreements.

see also actions 4, 28, 57, 68, 76, 93, 105, 117, 125 and 156.
FaCSIA (All)
82. Support access by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to public housing services provided under the 2003 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement expiring on 30 June 2008; to develop future housing support arrangements that support access by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to mainstream housing assistance. FaCSIA
83. Work with governments, industry and the community to ensure widespread use of the latest National Indigenous Housing Guide (NIHG) – a tool to increase the longevity and function of Indigenous housing through improved housing design, construction and maintenance practices based on empirical evidence. FaCSIA
84. Fund Fixing Houses for Better Health (FHBH) projects until June 2009, using the ‘housing for health’ method, which recognises the connection between a series of healthy living practices and the quality and condition of housing. FaCSIA