Gudorrka, a town camp community with 19 houses on the outskirts of Darwin, is not classified as a remote community and therefore receives no funding from SIHIP despite having a very poor quality of housing.
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.