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Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Agreement (Tasmania)

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 January 2005
Location:Tasmania, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • IHIA (Tasmania)
  • Subject Matter:Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Health and Community Services
    Summary Information:


    The Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Agreement ('the IHIA') was finalised in 2005-06 (DHHS 2005).

    The IHIA 'will provide funds of over $4.0 million in 2006-07 to deliver sound asset and service planning and development for Indigenous people in Tasmania. The Agreement will include initiatives that relate to sector reform and identification of investment opportunities' (Parliament 2006).

    Along with the IHIA, there has been a draft State Strategic Plan identifying strategies for housing providers and a State Strategic Planning Committee has been established 'to increase community participation in Aboriginal housing planning activities' (DHHS 2005).

    Unlike the other Australian states and territories, Tasmania did not have an Indigenous Housing Agreement by June 2004 or an interim agreement for 2004-05 (FaCS 2004, [4.1]).

    The Commonwealth Government had negotiated Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Agreements (IHIAs) for 2005-2008 with each state and territory government by May 2006 (see Community Affairs Legislation Committee 2006, 76).

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing for Indigenous People (ACT)
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing, Infrastructure and Essential Services for Indigenous People in Western Australia
  • Organisation
  • State of Tasmania - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory

  • References

    Report
    Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania (2006) Annual Report 0506
    Resource
    Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee (2006) Examination of Budget Estimates 2006-2007: Additional Information Received: Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affiars Portfolio
    Parliament of Tasmania (2006) Budget Paper No 2: Operations of Government Departments 2006-07
    Department of Family and Community Services, Australian Government Community Housing & Infrastructure Program (CHIP): Program Guidelines 2005 - 06

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