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Remote Australia Strategies

All communities are different, which means we need flexible approaches for how governments and communities work together.

Investing more in remote housing, and creating tailored solutions for local community needs will achieve real results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To make this happen, government and communities need to work together to:

  • Develop local plans that address community priorities
  • Help more people in remote communities own their own home
  • Make sure people in remote communities who are renting their homes are on standard tenancy agreements.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to come up with their own solutions to suit their particular communities is essential to realise real gains against the Closing the Gap targets to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Recent stories

Beswick artists Peter Lindsay and Bruce Hall in front of a mural they created for Beswick’s new store
17 Dec 2015

The new community store at Beswick, Northern Territory has created local jobs, including for artists who painted a mural on the store.  

Three Aboriginal men dressed in orange work clothing and standing on red dusty soil next to a building prepare timber for use in construction.
10 Sep 2015

A new community store for Jilkminggan means both local jobs and a wider range of healthy goods for sale.

Margaret Lindsay in the NT community of Bulman
7 Nov 2014

Margaret Lindsay loves living in the remote NT community of Bulman, saying it’s a great place to raise a family.


Many different organisations and government agencies are working with communities to achieve real results in remote Australia. Visit the websites below to find out more: