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The Northern Territory Manual for Council Staff working with Rates and Charges

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Title

The Northern Territory Manual for Council Staff working with Rates and Charges

Collection

Department of Housing and Community Development newsletters; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2017-03

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Notes

Illustrations by Shane Stringer

Language

English

Subject

Public Housing -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Housing subsidies -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Residential development -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Department of Housing and Community Development

Place of publication

Darwin

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/294782

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/395883

Page content

dhcd.nt.gov.au Page 6 of 35 March 2017, version 12 allotment in the assessment record. In relation to the relevant allotment, the assessment record must show where the land is located and what category it falls into. The location and particular allotment should be identifiable by reference to a map. If the rates declaration and assessment record are not accurate, they can be challenged. Zoning and defining boundaries Some of the land in the Northern Territory is zoned by virtue of being included in the NT Planning Scheme. These zones are subject to extensive consultation and are then gazzetted as official instruments. The different zones are detailed in the Northern Territory Planning Scheme. The Planning Scheme applies in municipal areas but is less likely to apply in regional and shire areas. The boundaries between different types of zones are shown on Planning Scheme maps. Councils which do not use Planning Scheme zones need to refer to maps or other resources in the assessment record to ensure there is no doubt about the identification, location and categorisation of allotments. Councils which cannot or do not take advantage of the NT Planning Scheme zones to categorise land need to have a method of categorising land for rating purposes. Residential Land categorised as residential is generally land used or intended for residential living. Commercial Land categorised as commercial is generally for use by organisations to carry out a business including a retail business. Industrial Land categorised as industrial is generally land used or intended for industrial or manufacturing purposes. Mining tenement Mining tenement means a statutory lease or authority authorising the commercial production of minerals, petroleum or natural gas from land. However, if some further statutory authorisation or approval is necessary for the commercial production of minerals, petroleum or natural gas from the land, such a lease or authority is not to be considered a mining tenement unless the further statutory authorisation or approval exists.