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Ministerial Statement Improvements in Land Information Systems in the Northern Territory



Ministerial Statement Improvements in Land Information Systems in the Northern Territory

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Tabled Paper 2140


Tabled papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Timothy Baldwin


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Development of the new LAIS will include re-engineering of existing business processes which will enable automatic checks such as regarding heritage and environmental assessment in the development process. Mr Speaker, it will also enable the new Planning and Property Law legislation to be fully implemented and will cater for electronic lodgment of applications relating to planning, building and land titles. These developments have succeeded as a result of partnerships between the public and private sectors. Significant projects such as NRIME and LAIS redevelopment have been used to specifically target development of the local spatial information industry. Companies have been - and are being - encouraged to produce innovative, leading edge solutions which can potentially become commercial products. Joint presentations have - and continue to - be made at conferences and to interested organisations. These developments in the Territory have not gone unnoticed elsewhere. In the past three months, requests have been received for assistance from four other Australian jurisdictions and a request from New Zealand. The Commonwealth Bureau of Rural Sciences has indicated the NTs Metadata Management Tool will be adopted as the means of managing National Land and Water Audit data. A number of other jurisdictions are now investigating the NT Atlas as a replacement for their own less effective but more costly applications.

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