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Annual Report 1988-1989 Department of Lands and Housing

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Title

Annual Report 1988-1989 Department of Lands and Housing

Other title

Tabled Paper 1161

Collection

Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1989-11-28

Description

Deemed

Notes

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

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/297680

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/814754

Page content

Strategic Planning For many years strong Northern Territory growth rates and limited Government resources resulted in the great majority of p lan n in g e ffo rt b e in g expended in development control, rather than in strategic planning. With the re-organisation of the Department, an effort is being made to give higher priority to strategic planning. The Strategic Land Use and Development Division was formed in 1988 to prepare policy for the Northern Territory in relation to long term land use and development and to provide economic assessment of development proposals. A Housing Policy Branch has also been established to analyse changes and provide informed comment to the Government on the many issues involved. Housing The revised management structure provides for a clear focus on housing in recognition of the rapid changes occuring in public housing in the Northern Territory and Australia. On 19 May 1989, the Commonwealth M inister for Housing and Aged Care provided State and Territory M nisters w ith d e ta i l s o f a p ro p o s e d new Commonwealth State Housing Agreement to be implemented from 1 July 1989. The proposals are being analysed to assess their impact on the Territory so that the G overnm ent can respond to the Commonwealth offer.