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The Council of Territory Co-operation Committee First Report February 2010

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The Council of Territory Co-operation Committee First Report February 2010

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Tabled paper 714

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Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

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2010-02-24

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Tabled By Gerard Wood

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

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English

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Tabled papers

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/280438

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/416082

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Council of Territory Co-operation 22 First Report camps (Trucking Yards and Ilpeye Ilpeye) have written to the Northern Territory Minister for Lands stating a desire to change tenure.76 Members of the Intervention Rollback Action Group also expressed dissatisfaction with long term leasing of communities and the impact of lease arrangements on tenancy agreements and management. People want to be able to have a say in the ongoing issues surrounding housing managementpeople have expressly stated that they do not want compulsory acquisition of the town campswe are talking about the future of those town camps and the development and this sort of investments that has been made in those camps. People also expressly do not want the government to take over their land in the form of a long-term lease, in order to fix homes or to provide basic services and those kind of things for people in the camps. 77 However, when asked by the Council about the impact of lease arrangements on assisting home ownership to occur, Ms Barbara Shaw, a town camp resident and member of the Intervention Rollback Action Group, said: Some day I would like to own my own home where I live right now, or somewhere on my camp, but then I will not be able to have that until I have a proper job, where I have a proper income coming through, where I can get a loan and own my homeUntil then, I am going to rent my home and I basically do not want compulsory acquisition like the other town camps do. I would like to move forward on 40 year leases, but I would also like to have a key decision making role 78 The underlying concern about 40-year leases is the link to the Northern Territory Government providing the property and tenancy management functions and in particular, Territory Housings record of tenancy management practices in Alice Springs.79 Table 5 shows the current situation in relation to land tenure arrangements for SIHIP in late 2009.80 Table 5. SIHIP land tenure at November 2009 Township leases in place Existing housing precinct leases in place In-principle agreement to housing lease Hopeful of inprinciple agreement to housing lease Negotiations in progress Nguiu Wadeye Ngukurr Millingimbi Yirrkala Angurugu Maningrida Gapuwiyak Numbulwar Hermannsburg Umbakumba Gunbalunya Lajamanu Yuendumu Milyakburra Galiwinku Tennant Creek 76 LANT, CTC, Transcript of Proceedings, Alice Springs, Monday 23 November 2009, p.19. 77 LANT, CTC, Transcript of Proceedings, Alice Springs, Monday 23 November 2009, p.62. 78 LANT, CTC, Transcript of Proceedings, Alice Springs, Monday 23 November 2009, pp.64-5. 79 LANT, CTC, Transcript of Proceedings, Alice Springs, Monday 23 November 2009, pp.64-6. 80 The information in the table is compiled from evidence given in October 2009 to Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee, Supplementary Budget Estimates, CA16, and DLGH, Program Spreadsheet, CTC Tabled Paper No.2, 9 November 2009. Note: The Senate Estimates information discussed nine locations with leases in place, but named eight. The SIHIP spreadsheet shows Tennant Creek as having a signed lease, along with Wadeye, Maningrida, Gunbalunya and Galiwinku.


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