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Community Housing and Infrastructure Program

Category: Policy/Strategy
Date: 1 January 2002
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Location:Australia
Alternative Names:
  • CHIP
  • Subject Matter:Health and Community Services | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure
    URL: http://www.facsia.gov.au/internet/facsinternet.nsf/indigenous/programs-chip.htm
    Summary Information:
    The Community Housing and Infrastructure Program (CHIP) was created by ATSIC to improve the living environment of Indigenous Australians (ATSIC). It was transferred to the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) on 1 July 2004. In September 2006, CHIP was part of the Commonwealth Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA). As at June 2006, FaCSIA were undertaking a review of CHIP (FaCSIA 2006).

    CHIP's aim is 'to improve the living environment of Indigenous Australians by providing people in need with housing and associated infrastructure' (FaCSIA 2006).

    Its original aim was 'to provide housing and associated infrastructure to communities in need, specifically targeting remote and rural areas' (ATSIC).

    CHIP's budget is divided between (FaCSIA 2006):
    - Housing;
    - Infrastructure;
    - the National Aboriginal Health Sttrategy (NAHS); and
    - Program Support (for example, 'for surveys, organisational reforms, planning and delivery of programs, needs analysis, technology research and design').

    CHIP was ATSIC's second largest expenditure program, and its funding is focussed on five elements:
    - Housing
    - Infrastructure
    - Municipal Services
    - the National Aboriginal Health Strategy (NAHS)
    - Program Support
    The provision of these services is supported by advocacy, coordination and planning activities.
    CHIP funding is allocated by grants. Expenditure for the 10 years 1990-1 to 2000-01 totalled (AUD) $1987 million.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing, Infrastructure and Essential Services for Indigenous People in Western Australia
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing and Related Infrastructure for Indigenous People in the Northern Territory
  • Interim Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government
  • Trilateral Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Organisation
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Aboriginal Health Strategy
  • Yarrabah Housing Project

  • References

    Resource
    ATSIC (2002) Community Housing and Infrastructure Program Policy 2002-2005

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