The NT Government has released a statement promoting its investment milestones in improving remote housing and boosting Aboriginal Business Enterprises.
Since Chief Minister Michael Gunner came into government in 2016, 1600 public houses have been built, extended and upgraded across the Territory, the statement says.
And more than $55 million has been shared between 20 registered Aboriginal Business Enterprises - organisations which are 50 per cent or more Indigenous-owned or controlled.
"The milestone is part of the Territory Labor Government's $1.1 billion remote housing investment that is changing the housing landscape across the Territory," the statement says.
The NT Government has also invested $426 million in land servicing, head works and infrastructure to increase the number of serviced lots across the Territory.
Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Gerry McCarthy said the investment is the first step in preparing for much needed housing while supporting the Territory's civil construction industry.
"The Territory Labor Government supports Aboriginal Business Enterprises to offer local employment and sustainable apprenticeship opportunities," he said.
"This is how we are building capacity in the bush to build and manage housing."
He said the investment is largely about offering training, creating jobs and long-term economic prosperity for Indigenous people in their own communities.
"We are working with 20 ABEs to deliver our remote housing program, provide housing repairs and maintenance as well as land servicing."
According to the government statement more than 320 lots have been completed and there are around 640 in the pipeline.
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