Owned and operated Aboriginal business, Novelle Consortium has won the contract to model potential economic and social benefits of the North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund.
The Fund will use the housing system as a policy lever, to enable Aboriginal families to achieve better education and employment outcomes and to become more independent and resilient.
Director, Regional Services Reform Unit, Steve Parry said building capability and capacity in Aboriginal organisations is a key principle of regional services reform.
“By mapping real outcomes, the modelling carried out by Novelle will be critical in shifting the way government delivers services for Aboriginal people living regionally.
“This is a journey towards long-term and systemic change. My team are taking a big picture approach by developing economic projections that have reach beyond the next three years.” Mr Parry said.
Using 'best practice’ examples, Novelle Consortium will model a range of scenarios to determine the benefits of the Fund over a 15 year period, those scenarios will be benchmarked against today’s social and economic standards.
The modelling will direct government’s $200 million investment in the Fund’s projects which is expected to result in visible change within two years, significant change within five years, and transformational change within one generation.
Founder and Chief Strategist, Novelle Consortium, Lindsay Bridge said; ‘It is exciting to secure this complex yet ground breaking project. We see Novelle as a mainstream business, led by an Aboriginal leadership team delivering solutions to complex challenges like this one’.
‘It is a welcome move in government procurement to utilise Aboriginal businesses for professional services that assist with policy and direction setting. Hopefully this project will open doors for other Aboriginal businesses who can provide professional services to government.” Mr Bridge said.
The modelling tool under development by Novelle will be available in March 2018 and will be used by government to inform decisions throughout the life of the Fund.
Lindsay Bridge and his team from Novelle Consortium.