Two construction company consortia, known as alliances, have been engaged to deliver the Australian and Northern Territory governments' construction program for remote public housing across the Territory.
An alliance is formed when organisations work together in partnership to deliver a project. The alliances comprise leading international and national construction and engineering companies working in the Northern Territory. They are:
New Future Alliance
Each alliance designs and constructs housing works packages with an emphasis on building durable and appropriate houses at a reasonable cost. All design and construction under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing must comply with the Building Code of Australia, Federal Safety Commission Standards and the National Indigenous Housing Guide.
The alliances also work closely with government and communities, through Housing Reference Groups (HRGs), to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for each community. HRGs help the alliance and government determine:
A target of 20 per cent has been set for Indigenous employment across the program, with performance-related financial incentives and penalties for the alliances to help them achieve this.
Indigenous Territorians are now working on houses and learning new skills so they can seek other employment after the construction program is completed.
Subcontracting and the use of competitive local companies, particularly local Indigenous companies, is also a priority.
New Future Alliance is working in Central Australia, Wadeye, Peppimenarti, Nganmarriyanga (Palumpa), Ngukurr, Kybrook Farm and Jilkminggan.
Territory Alliance is working in the Tiwi Islands, Acacia Larrakia, Angurugu, Umbakumba, Gunbalanya, Galiwin’ku, Maningrida and Alice Springs town camps.
Find out about job, training and contract opportunities.
For further information read the Alliances fact sheet 151 KB