In 2014, the Commonwealth negotiated purchase agreements with Victoria and Tasmania, as most of the isolated housing needs were covered. The Commonwealth worked with NSW and found that it had the greatest need for remote housing. In May 2016, NSW agreed to a quick exit from the partnership agreement and negotiated a buyout agreement with the Commonwealth. Following the 10-year investment of the national partnership agreements, the Commonwealth provided one-time funding in 2018/2019 for isolated aboriginal housing in Western Australia ($121 million) and South Australia ($37.5 million), with states supporting the transfer of responsibility for remote housing funding to the states. The Commonwealth also announced in May 2019 that it would spend US$105 million to finance isolated Aboriginal housing in Queensland. From 2008 to 2018, the Commonwealth allocated $5.4 billion to NPARIH and the National Partnership on Remote Housing (NPRH), which provided significant housing outcomes, including the construction of 4,000 new homes and 7,500 renovated existing homes in 300 isolated Aboriginal communities. As part of this investment, reforms to property and rental management have also been introduced, including a routine maintenance and repair programme that has gradually increased the life cycle of housing construction. National partnerships have moved from NPARIH to NPRH, from the implementation of new systems to priorities on services and programs to improve outcomes for tenants. This situation has been reflected in the NRPH by linking funding to specific milestones, including Aboriginal employment and business objectives. In March 2019, the Northern Territory (NT) and the Australian governments signed the National Partnership for Remote Housing NT, which provided $550 million in Australian government funds from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders are informed that this site may contain images and voices of deceased persons. The housing implementation plan should be renamed Distance Australia Strategies Imlementation Plan and be part of the new National Northern Territory Global Investment Partnership Agreement to replace the Stronger Futures initiative.
The funding table excludes Commonwealth Purpose Own Expenditure (COPE) funds – Milestones for indigenous employment, indigenous participation, indigenous business engagement and home ownership were enrolled in the National Partnership in 2016/17 and 2017/18 – Victoria and Tasmania left NPARIH after 2014/15. New South Wales left NPARIH after 2015/16 – ICHO – Indigenous Community Housing Organisations The remaining phase of the programme, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018, is being negotiated. Home > About > Resources > National Partnership Agreement and State Schedules A copy of the National Partnership Agreement and the state`s latest calendar is available at: www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au The NPA includes projects managed under the National Land Transport Act 2014 (NLT Act). These schedules are updated annually according to the federal budget and as required. In 2008, the Council of Australian Governments agreed on six goals to close the gap between aboriginal inequalities in life expectancy, infant mortality, access to early childhood education, education and employment. Safe and adequate housing has been identified as an essential condition for addressing these problems, and the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Aboriginal Housing (NPARIH) has been launched to address this problem.