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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 5 Our organisation What we do The Planning Commission is an independent and advisory statutory authority that: - develops strategic plans and planning policies - advises on significant development proposals. The commission must perform its functions and exercise its powers independently, impartially and in the public interest, taking into account the objects of the Planning Act (the Act). The objects of the Act are to plan and provide a framework of controls for the orderly use and development of land. The objects are achieved by strategic planning of land use and development, sustainable use of resources, transport corridors and other public infrastructure. Our role To be an effective, independent and forward thinking leader in guiding strategic planning for the Northern Territory. Arrangements with the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment The Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment provides the Planning Commission with staff and facilities to enable it to properly perform its functions. Professional and technical support is provided by the department under the Planning Commissions direction. The Commission accesses expertise throughout the department in areas such as strategic planning, demography, spatial information and commercial analysis The department also auspices a Planning Commission Secretariat that: - manages the daily operations of the Planning Commission - provides accurate and timely information to the Planning Commission - provides governance advice and expertise to members - sets the annual schedule of meetings, and prepares agendas and meeting papers - prepares reports from Planning Commission meetings - facilitates workflow between the Planning Commission and department - responds to public or stakeholder requests regarding the Planning Commission.