Local government and community development
Councils, local government, legislation, committees, elected member resources.
Housing programs, public housing allocations and wait times, rent calculation changes, housing development opportunities and consultations.
What we are doing
The Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development has appointed Acting Deputy CEO, Ms Karen Walsh as Community Housing Registrar for the NT under the Community Housing Providers (National Uniform Law) 2013 (the Act), effective from 16 June 2020.
A new 24 hour 7 day a week accommodation centre will open in Darwin from 5 June 2020 for a two month period to provide over-flow accommodation for visitors requiring short-term accommodation.
Our Interpreting and Translating Service NT (ITSNT) team say they’re honoured to have been a part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in the Northern Territory.
While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is situation changing rapidly, the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) is continuing to facilitate effective cross-cultural communication between service providers and Aboriginal people who do not speak English as a first language in the Northern Territory.
For public housing tenants who are self-isolating due to Coronavirus, please let your local housing office know so we can do our part too.
When Cyclone Claudia affected the Territory in early January, the Aboriginal Interpreter Service assisted NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) with interpreting critical emergency messaging in language to the North and West Arnhem communities at risk.
Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) staff have described a sense of pride in being able to assist operators communicate more effectively with Aboriginal people calling 000.
The NT Government is supporting rough sleepers with the establishment of the Better Pathways Centre (BPC), a drop-in day centre that will provide support for vulnerable Territorians in the Darwin city area.