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Annual Report 2013/2014 Northern Territory Planning Commission



Annual Report 2013/2014 Northern Territory Planning Commission

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PMS 401 PMS Cool Grey 11 PMS 173 Northern Territory Planning Commission | Annual Report 201314 20 Engaging with the community The Planning Commission carries out community consultation before preparing the plans, guidelines and assessment criteria. For each project, the Commission decides on the appropriate method and extent of the consultation. The Commission builds confidence in the planning process by engaging with the community at the earliest stages of the strategic planning process, and provide opportunities for Territorians to shape how their community develops. Issues are identified and resolved early in the planning process, giving industry and the community confidence and certainty about how our cities, towns and suburbs can develop. Raising awareness and listening to the community Participation in Show Circuit The Planning Commission participated at the shows in Alice Springs, Katherine and Darwin during July 2013. In Alice Springs, the Planning Commission highlighted the Planning Commissions work program and listened to the community on planning issues in the region. The Katherine Show promoted the Consultation Paper on the Katherine Land Use Plan and provided an opportunity for the community to interact with Planning Commission members and staff. The Darwin Show coincided with the release of a Briefing Note on the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan. The Discussion Paper on Ironstone and Knuckey Lagoons was also available. Planning and Development Forum In May 2014, a Planning and Development forum was held for stakeholders at Parliament House. The forum provided an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the Commissions work program throughout the regions. The Chairman of the Planning Commission, along with the Hon Peter Chandler MLA, and Mr John Coleman, Chief Executive of the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment, delivered presentations on planning and development initiatives. Valuing the local A strong voice for Territorians, with real engagement from the outset. Jayne Fairnington, Senior Policy Officer of the Planning Commission Secretariat and David McHugh, Planning Commission Member, at the Darwin Show in July 2013 The Hon Peter Chandler MLA, Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, at the Planning and Development Forum