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Low cost housing project

 

Overview

The Low cost housing project operates through the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation infrastructure unit, and provides environmentally and economically sound housing for traditional owners wanting to live on their country.

Under this program Indigenous people can choose the type of house they want built from up to a dozen models which can then be modified to meet their individual needs. The homeowner is required to contribute money through the family banking system with the remaining money being sourced from government and non-government agencies. Materials and resources to build the houses are often found around the community. Family members are required to be involved in the building process, they are also given training to carry out future repairs and maintenance of their homes.

The project has built 7 units across Cape York over the past 3 years. Key partners include Rotary Australia, Cape York Partnerships Welfare Reform
and the Indigenous Land Corporation.

Abstract adapted from Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation

Contacts

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation
152 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870
PO Box 7573
Cairns QLD 4870
Ph: (07) 4019 6200
Fax: (07) 4051 2270

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Last updated: 11 September 2013
 
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