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Annual Report 1999/2000 Lands Planning and Environment



Annual Report 1999/2000 Lands Planning and Environment

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Tabled Paper 2209


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A N N U A L R E P O R T 1 9 9 9 - 2 0 0 0 Planned O utcom es Release lan d to m e e t th e T e rr ito ry s d eve lo p m e n t prior it ies , w hile encouraging d eve lo p m e n t an d growth . The land m arket is m onitored to ensure that land is made available at appropriate times to meet anticipated demand. A t 30 June 2000 there w ere 42 lots available fo r sale as below: Region Leasehold Freehold Darwin region 20 1 Other regions 16 5 Details o f properties fo r sale are available on the Department's Internet site: www.lpe.nt.gov.au/land/auctions/default.htm As agent fo r Territo ry Housing the Departm ent disposes o f surplus housing stock by auction. During 1999-2000, nine auctions w ere held w ith 96 dwellings being sold. The fo llow ing D irect Sales applications w ere received during the year: New applications for direct sale Accepted Rejected Application finalised during the year Community 9 0 Commercial 29 7 12 The need to acquire Native T itle interests has considerably extended the land release process. C o n tr ib u te to th e reso lution o f N a t iv e T it le an d support a p p ro p r ia te acquis it ion process. Forty-six acquisitions involving Native T itle w ere in progress at 30 June 2000. Consultations w ith land councils w ere commenced on a number o f these in accordance w ith the provisions o f the Lands Acquis it ion A c t and the N a t iv e T it le A c t . O f the 46 acquisitions 14 consultations occurred during the year w hilst tw o others w ere referred to the new Lands and Mining Tribunal which had its firs t chairman appointed on I June 2000. Policy In it ia t iv e s in th e B ud g e t Address w e e d co n tro l issues. The Branch identified and made available C row n Land to the University o f the N orthern Territo ry to run weed contro l trials as well as commencing the tria ling o f weed management controls o f our own. D E P A R T M E N T OF L A N D S , P L A N N I N G & E N V I R O N M E N T http://www.lpe.nt.gov.au/land/auctions/default.htm

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