Northern Territory

New building under construction in Darwin

Building height limits removed for Darwin's CBD

NORTHERN Territory Lands and Planning Minister David Tollner last week amended the NT Planning Scheme by removing the blanket 90-metre limit on building heights in the Darwin city centre.

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Alice Springs, NT

NT Government to review its housing supply and assistance programs

WITH rental prices coming down and house prices stabilising, the Northern Territory Government last week said it will review its suite of housing supply and assistance programs to ensure they are meeting the needs of Territorians.

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Darwin International Airport

Darwin Airport's $75m expansion project officially opened

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Tony Abbott and NT Chief Minister Adam Giles last week officially opened Darwin International Airport's $75 million expansion project, which includes an expanded arrivals and departures terminal, new boarding gates and redesigned retail outlets.

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Berrimah Farm, Darwin

NT Government shortlists three developers for Berrimah Farm development

AFTER receiving eight expressions of interest from local and international firms to develop approximately 168 hectares of the Berrimah Farm site in Darwin's east, the Northern Territory Government this week announced it has shortlisted three companies for the project.

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Outback Gum, NT

Australian and NT governments sign new bilateral agreement for environmental assessments

THE Australian and Northern Territory governments last week signed a new bilateral agreement for environmental assessments as part of the one-stop shop reforms that aim to remove duplication in regulation between the Commonwealth and the states and territories.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt described the signing of the agreement as another important milestone in achieving the Australian Government's commitment to reducing the regulatory burden on business.

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Darwin bus

New ticketing system on buses starts this week in Darwin and Alice Springs

NEW flexible fares and reusable electronic Tap and Ride cards on the Darwin and Alice Springs bus network will deliver a better travel experience for passengers, the Northern Territory Government said last week.

"This new ticketing system will give Territorians the opportunity to save money and will allow for better planning of public transport services," said Transport Minister Mr Styles said.

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Alice Springs, NT

New railway station, hotel envisioned for Alice Springs

THE Northern Territory Government will soon call for expressions of interest from the private sector for the development of a prime block of commercial land on Whittaker Street in Alice Springs, which could become a hotel and tourism precinct.

"My Government is committed to releasing land across the Territory for residential and commercial development to generate jobs and stimulate the economy," Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

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New building under construction in Darwin

NT Chief Minister meets with new Construction and Development Advisory Council

NORTHERN Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles last week met with the new Construction and Development Advisory Council, which was established by the government to consider reforms to reduce red tape.

"My Government understands that red tape reduction is a key priority for the construction industry and has established this Council to deliver direct feedback on steps to make the Territory a more attractive investment environment," Mr Giles said.

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Palmerston, NT

Plans unveiled for 18-storey mixed-use development on Palmerston 'superblock' site

THE Northern Territory Government this week announced plans for an 18-storey mixed-use development for the Palmerston 'superblock' site, following an expression of interest process that called for development proposals to help revitalise the Palmerston city area.

Prominent long-time Darwin developers, the Randazzo and La Pira families have joined forces and put forward the $200 million 'Boulevard Plaza' proposal for the 6,060 square metre government-owned site.

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Darwin waterfront, NT

Darwin Regional Land Use Plan 2014 placed on public exhibition

AFTER twelve months of consultation, stakeholder meetings and public feedback, the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan has been placed on its final public exhibition before being included in the Northern Territory Planning Scheme.

The plan, which was prepared by the NT Planning Commission, aims to shape future development in the Darwin region and establish an overarching framework for that development. It has been reviewed, amended and endorsed by the NT Government.

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Power lines

NT Government outlines plans for new Territory Infrastructure Development Fund

THE Northern Territory Government last week released a discussion paper outlining plans for a new Territory Infrastructure Development Fund to ensure a proportion of revenue from any asset sale is reinvested for the benefit of future generations.

The discussion paper sets out the rationale and purpose of the fund and also provides details of the proposed governance of the fund, including the role of the statutory board overseeing the fund and how money would be invested.

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NT Government calls for EOIs for final stage of Zuccoli subdivision

THE Northern Territory Government last week called for expressions of interest to develop the fifth and final stage of the Zuccoli subdivision in Darwin's south, after awarding stages 3 and 4 to a consortium consisting of Ostojic Pty Ltd and Victorian developer, Costa Properties.

Stage 5 of Zuccoli will supply land for a further 400 dwellings in addition to the 2,200 dwellings to be delivered under stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Zuccoli land release. It brings the total number of dwellings that could be generated from land released under the Country Liberals Government to almost 6,000.

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Light trail on freeway

NT Government calls for feedback on future infrastructure projects

THE Northern Territory Government has launched a new website for Territorians to have their say about infrastructure projects that could be funded through any future sale or lease of public assets.

"We want to deliver the best value for taxpayers' money and ensure our infrastructure meets the future needs of a growing Northern Australia," Chief Minister Adam Giles said in a statement.

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