Northern Territory

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.

The Construction and Development Advisory Council is chaired by former Administrator John Anictomatis and is expected to deliver its recommendations to government in June next year.

New building under construction in Darwin
Photo: New building under construction in Darwin / by brewbooks.

Other members of the Council include Kerry Osborne (Deputy Chair), Denise David, Adrian Handford, Richie Ward, Shane Dignan, Paul Graham, Steve Brouwer and Allan King.

Council members have been appointed from major centres across the Territory, with experience in small and large businesses, property development, real estate, construction and as service providers to the industry.

"This is an opportunity to take a close and objective look at the way construction and development is regulated and see if we have our systems right to support the development of Northern Australia," Mr Giles said.

"We're talking to industry members directly because we want to hear about their red tape frustrations, whether they're big or small.

"The Government has a strong appetite for red tape reform and has already begun or completed more than 200 red tape reduction initiatives since coming to Government.

"I look forward to seeing the Council's formal recommendations and suggestions for ways we can streamline government processes.

"It is imperative that the Territory has the best possible regulatory environment as our economy and population base grows," the Chief Minister said.

Photo: 'Darwin Construction' / brewbooks / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0.

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