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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