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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


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






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A N N U A L R E P O R T 1 9 9 9 - 2 0 0 0 Encourage an d value c o m m u n ity inp u t into th e p lann ing process. The new Planning Act, which commenced in A pril 2000, introduced community representation onto the Development Consent Authority, giving the general community the ability to nominate to sit on the A utho rity and be involved in the decision making. All staff o f Development Assessment Services were trained in customer relations, and staff generally enjoyed a good relationship w ith customers from all sections o f the community. Review in te rn a l procedures. Internal procedures w ere continually m onitored fo r improved efficiencies. The new Planning A c t provided an opportun ity to amend procedures, particularly where new legislative provisions were introduced. It is recognised that quality contro l in administrative processes is critical in providing customers w ith consistent outcomes and confidence in planning procedures. 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 2 9

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