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Constructing and maintaining houses

by Pholeros P, Phibbs P

Report
Year 2012
City Canberra
Institution Closing the Gap Clearinghouse
Date May 2012
Report number Resource sheet no 13

Abstract

This factsheet provides information on the construction and maintenance of Indigenous housing, in particular, best practice approaches to construction and maintenance. The key message is investment in housing should enhance how a house functions for its residents.
The issues addressed in this factsheet include:

  • remoteness
  • climate
  • local environmental conditions (e.g., mineral content, vermin)
  • social and cultural factors
  • crowding
  • tenure
  • household incomes.

Best practice approaches draw on the information provided in the National Indigenous housing guide produced by the Australian Government's Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the Housing for health program developed by Healthabitat.

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Last updated: 6 June 2012
 
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