Aboriginal Housing Victoria is a not-forprofit registered Housing Association and is the largest non-Government Aboriginal housing organisation in Australia. Aboriginal Housing Victoria manages 1,533 properties in Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing affordable housing to over 4,000 low income Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians.
In 2017 Intract Australia were contracted by Aboriginal Housing Victoria to provide maintenance services across 1,370 homes across the state, over a three year contract.
The scope of works includes maintenance and repair works to occupied and vacant properties, including movable units, houses, town houses, single storey flats, walk-up flats, multi-storey flats and other buildings.
Maintenance works include mechanical, painting, concreting, plumbing, plastering, carpentry, landscaping and electrical works.
John Briggs, General Manager or Intract Australia’s South Region operations, said of the project, “This is a great opportunity for us to build our brand across the state and support Indigenous people in both urban and rural locations.
“As a long-term contract, we are positioned to take on Indigenous trades and apprentices and fully develop these personnel with real work skills for the future. Through this project, Intract have been able to employ 24 personnel, six office staff and 18 personnel on site.”
This is an exciting new contract for Intract and required significant resources to get works up and running. Intract purchased ten new Toyota Hiace vans to deliver the works. All vehicles have been installed with new storage racking equipment and tools inside.