Property management transfers

Property Management Transfers

The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) will be transferring the management of AHO owned properties from the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and Community Housing Providers (CHPs) to Aboriginal Community Housing Providers (ACHPs) to increase community control and the sustainability of ACHPs.

This is a major initiative under Strong Family, Strong Communities.

We know that ACHPs deliver critical support in their communities and we want to set them up for success and help Growth Providers thrive.

Group photo of AHO & NHL staff in celebration of the first bulk Property Management Transfer

Above photo: Celebrating the first Property Management Transfer of Tranche 1 to NHL with (L-R) Rob Macfarlane, Director Sector Investment and Development, AHO; Chris Gray, Program and Change Lead, AHO; Michelle Craig, Chairperson, NHL; and Paul Coe, CEO NHL.

Tranche 1 – Consists of 4 packages

Package 1 – NHL

  • 123 properties transferred to NHL on 26 July 2021

    Package 2 - SEARMS

    • 154 properties transferred to SEARMS on 30 August 2021

    Package 3 - ACHL

    • 88 properties transferred to ACHL on 27 September 2021

    Package 4 – Gunida Gunyah AC

    • 28 properties scheduled to transfer to Gunida Gunyah AC on 25 October 2021

    Tranche 2 – Consists of 10 Packages

    The expression of interest for Tranche 2 of Property Management Transfers (PMT) has now been finalised, subject to contract negotiations.

    The following Growth Providers were successful and awarded a property package:

    Package No.

    Package Name

    Successful Organisation


    Central Coast

    Bungree AA


    Sydney Central

    Tharawal Housing AC


    Southwest Sydney

    Tharawal Housing AC


    Western Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains

    Tharawal Housing AC


    Northern Rivers

    Many Rivers Regional Housing Management Services


    Armidale / Tamworth

    Gunida Gunyah AC


    Coffs Harbour

    Many Rivers Regional Housing Management Services


    Port Macquarie

    Many Rivers Regional Housing Management Services



    No Award — Postponed to Tranche 3



    No Award — Postponed to Tranche 3


    For any enquiries regarding the Property Management Transfers please contact the PMT team [email protected] 

    Tranche 3 – Go live in second half of 2022 – Package information currently being finalised

    • acknowledge

    We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work and pay our respects to the Elders, both past and present.

    Apology to the Stolen Generations