SIHIPStrategic Indigenous Housing Infrastructure Program (Australia)
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In today's general risk adverse climate, government agencies view the provider model, as typified by the alliance model used to drive SIHIP, as having manageable risk (FaHCSIA 2009).
Clearly, SIHIP can be identified as the dominant model, while both the self-build and supporter models stand as the alternative.
The SIHIP Alliance Partnership model required a minimum 20 percent of the workforce to be formed with local labour regardless of the community's capacity to contribute.
The existing policy, as evidenced by the SIHIP initiative, is to build houses with a limited number of types.
The SIHIP, and its precedents, allocate few resources towards any landscaping of the land plots surrounding houses.
While it is recognised that significant government-funded housing programs such as SIHIP will always be required in Indigenous communities--and it is also acknowledged that there are barriers to self-build and supporter projects--it is argued that consideration should be directed towards providing adequate resources to test alternate models.