The Federal Government has threatened to strip the Northern Territory Government of their responsibility for delivering remote housing and give it to the jurisdiction’s land councils.
Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt has slammed the NT Gunner Government for its slow progress on providing remote housing.
According to the Federal Government, the NT Government have only built four out of the 600 houses it provided funding for.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner says progress is slow because they have been training local people and that production will soon ramp up.
Prior to Gunner’s comments, Minister Ken Wyatt threatened to give remote housing responsibility to the Territory’s four Aboriginal land councils and has since softened his stance giving the Territory Government another chance.
Northern Land Council CEO Marion Scrymgour says giving housing responsibilities to land councils is worth a try.