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Annual Report 1988-1989 Department of Lands and Housing



Annual Report 1988-1989 Department of Lands and Housing

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- twenty six (26) plans showing Railway land between Adelaide River and Birdum Forty (40) subdivisional drawings, forty (40) draft planning instrument drawings and one hundred and eighteen (118) Land Application plans were produced to support the Departments Planning activities. In addition, the following miscellaneous projects were undertaken on planning projects: - Alice Springs Regional Land Use Structure Plan - Plans for Darwin Town Zones Reclassification - new Town Design Plans - Kenbi Land Claim - Gunn Point/Shoal Bay Land Use Structure Plans - Darwin and Environs Structure Plan - Palmerston Town Centre Design Plans. Town Planning Zones were input into the Planning Layer on the MAPNET data base. Drafting statistics are at Appendix 15. Urban Land Significant issues dealt w ith by the D epartm en t in th is reg a rd inc lude negotiations on the Cullen Bay Marina, the Darwin Shooting Complex and a major Shopping Complex and Bus Interchange in the Palmerston CBD. Policies have been established on Tenure for Local Government together with a Departmental review on the policy for Release of Crown Land. Demand for serviced land was low. Thus private developm ent projects in the Territory were at a generally low key. Applications processed across the Territory during the 1988/89 year are outlined below: Cany Category Over Lodged Completed Current Direct Sales / Commercial 157 93 114 136 Community / Government 388 77 64 401 Total 545 170 178 537 It should be noted that the carry over fig u re fo r C om m unity /G overnm en t includes some one hundred and thirty (130) applications from the Darwin City Council which were deferred pending resolution o f a policy on tenure for local Government. The policy has now been e s ta b lis h e d w h ic h w ill a llo w the applications to be expeditiously dealt with. Titles issued during the year total three hundred and ninety six (396) as set out below; Crown Leases (Term) 38 Crown Leases ( Perpetual) 33 Pastoral Leases and Perpetual Pastoral Leases 11 Special Purposes Leases 1 Grants in Fee Simple 313 In addition, Unit Titles applications were processed which resulted in the issue of two hundred and ninety four (294) titles through the Registrar General. Six (6) auctions were conducted during the financial year offering thirty (30) properties. Of these nineteen (19) were sold including eleven (11) surplus to Housing Commission requirements. Two