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Annual Report 2013/2014 Northern Territory Planning Commission

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Title

Annual Report 2013/2014 Northern Territory Planning Commission

Other title

Tabled paper 1182

Collection

Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2014-11-27

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Deemed

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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.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01706

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273064

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/427370

Page content

PMS 401 PMS Cool Grey 11 PMS 173 Northern Territory Planning Commission | Annual Report 201314 14 The strategic location of the town, on major transport routes linking the Northern Territory to the rest of Australia, strengthens the role of the town for a wider region. Katherine has an increasingly important role as a regional centre and as a significant tourist destination. In June 2013, the Commission published a Consultation Paper for public comment. Land Forums for targeted stakeholders were held during July 2013. The local Katherine community raised numerous issues including population growth, water, tourism, indigenous and social housing, agriculture, horticulture and transport. Further details on the community consultation methods and process can be found at page 21. After considering feedback, the Katherine Land Use Plan was prepared and submitted to the Minister in November 2013. This plan positions the town to respond to potential growth in mining, tourism and agribusiness sectors in a way that meets the needs of residents and protects valued conservation, heritage and landscape assets. Features of the plan include: - urban residential growth on undeveloped land adjoining Katherine East - a possible future heavy vehicle bypass and a southern extension of Chambers Drive with a link to Giles Street to potentially address traffic management on Katherine Terrace - future development of an integrated transport hub adjacent to the railway - identification and protection of prime agricultural land - potential location for a future health precinct in Katherine East to accommodate a new hospital in the event that flood mitigation infrastructure to protect the existing facility is not feasible or economically viable The Katherine Land Use Plan was introduced into the NT Planning Scheme on 23 June 2014. Milestones Achieved - Hold Land Use Forums: 25 -26 July 2013 - Complete plan: 29 November 2013 Katherine Land Use Plan The Planning Commission completed the Katherine Land Use Plan that establishes a strategic framework for future development.


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