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dhcd.nt.gov.au Page 34 of 35 March 2017, version 12 Such an application must be referred to the administrative review committee. Section 229 of the LGA sets out what the administrative review committee can do and the kind of recommendations it can make to the council. It is good practice not to have any members who made the original decision on the administrative review committee to ensure no conflicts of interest issues arise. After receiving a recommendation from an administrative review committee, the council must make a final decision on the application. Of note, the decision need not be consistent with the administrative review committee's recommendation. Nevertheless, Council would need sound reasons upon which it makes its decision. Section 230(3) of the LGA provides that the CEO must give a decision notice to the applicant as soon as practicable after the council makes a final decision on the application. Section 3 of the LGA defines a decision notice as a written notice setting out the decision and the reasons for that decision. The decision notice must also include information about how the person may seek a review of the decision by the Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Section 34 of the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act makes provisions to the effect that the decision notice must contain the decision and information that the person has a right to have the decision reviewed by the Tribunal, and a right to request a statement of reasons for the decision (if they are not part of the decision). An example of appropriate wording to be included along with the reasons for the decision in the decision notice: You have a right to have this decision reviewed by the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. If you wish to exercise this right, you must file an application with the Registrar of the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal, together with the appropriate fee, within 28 days after the day on which you have received this notice. Information about the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal can be found at http://www.ntcat.nt.gov.au or phone 1800 604 622. http://www.ntcat.nt.gov.au/