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Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Planning Commission



Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Planning Commission

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Tabled Paper 388


Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT








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Dorte Ekelund Ex officio member (appointed 13 July 2017) Robert Jennings Representative of the Local Government Association of the NT (appointed 13 July 2017) 7 | NORTHERN TERRITORY PLANNING COMMISSION Dorte is an urban and regional planner with extensive experience in land use and infrastructure planning across all levels of government and in various jurisdictions. She also has considerable experience in environmental policies and management, including water policies and programs; climate change mitigation and adaptation action; and ecological preservation and management. Her experience in energy includes membership of the COAG Energy Senior Officials and delivery of significant investment in renewables. Dorte has held the roles of Principal Advisor Smart Cities and Strategic Advisor to the CEO in SMEC, DirectorGeneral of ACT Environment and Planning, Deputy Director-General of the WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure, Commissioner with the WA Planning Commission and head of the Major Cities Unit within the Australian Government. Dorte is a director on the boards of Icon Water and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, is an Adjunct Professor in planning with the University of Canberra and serves on the University of Wollongong Smart infrastructure Facility Advisory Council. Dorte holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Class 1 Hon.) and a Masters in Business Administration, is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Robert is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alice Springs Town Council, and previous CEO of Katherine Town Council. Robert has served as an executive officer in government across three states/ territories. He has an ongoing personal commitment to integrity, excellence and service to the organisations he leads as well as to the community and the Northern Territory. Robert has performed the roles of CEO, General Manager and founding partner in a number of government entities and commercial architectural/ developer organisations over the last 20 years. He has experience across a wide range of businesses, government, infrastructure, land development, urban planning, architecture, building & construction, large-scale design and project management, sustainability, emergency management, tourism, community and economic development. Robert combines his people and project management skills with his qualifications that include a Bachelors of Architecture, Bachelors of Economics, Bachelors of Applied Science, Diploma of Business (leadership and management) and registration as an Architect. He is also a member of numerous other government and community boards, institutes and associations.

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