Evaluation of the Central Remote Housing Delivery Model

Evaluation of the Central Remote Housing Delivery Model Report

  • Author(s): SGS Economics & Planning,
  • Published: 2004

Abstract: The Central Remote Model (CRM) was a pilot program aimed at achieving cost efficiencies in the delivery of Indigenous Housing in a remote region of the Northern Territory, in central Australia. The CRM process centralized the planning and design of housing, resulting in communities being able to select from 6 standard housing designs. The CRM process also allocated a project manager to manage and supervise all of the construction contracts. The CRM pilot program aimed to coordinate construction programs for all grantee communities at the various sites in the Central Remote Region. It also tried to determine if there were net benefits in letting major contracts across several communities rather than a series of small contracts; whether using standard housing designs resulted in greater efficiency in construction; and if coordination of projects could provide enough project continuity to sustain local Indigenous building and maintenance teams in employment and in training. The Indigenous Housing Authority of Northern Territory (IHANT) commissioned SGS to evaluate the CRM, to see whether efficiencies were achieved through centralizing housing design and consultation processes, and centralized project management. SGS reviewed available financial and other performance data, undertook substantial consultation and identified numerous financial impacts associated with centralization.

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SGS Economics & Planning,, 2004, Evaluation of the Central Remote Housing Delivery Model, Report, viewed 05 December 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=17558.

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