The Department of Business and Employment (DBE)
represents the merging of vital government services and presents an opportunity to develop employment and business growth in the Northern Territory. We have regional offices
in several locations across the Territory. DBE can be divided into three core areas all committed to play a critical role in supporting the Government's priority of maintaining a strong, vibrant and growing Northern Territory economy.
The Northern Territory Department of Construction and Infrastructure
perform an integral role in the sustainable development and growth of the Northern Territory.
The department provides an integrated approach to service delivery through the Northern Territory Lands Group, Transport Group, Infrastructure Services, Construction Division and Organisational and Business Services.
The Northern Territory Department of Lands and Planning
has the responsibility for developing and providing the strategic planning and growth frameworks, strategies and infrastructure plans required to sustainably develop the Territory. Important areas of focus will include comprehensive analysis of growth trends to inform government decision making, a strategic land use plan for the greater Darwin region, Territory wide residential and industrial land release programs, planning for the City of Weddell and a new regional transport framework.
The department provides an integrated approach to service delivery through the Northern Territory Lands Group and the Northern Territory Transport Group
In addition, a one stop shop for building industry regulation will be created by the joining of the NT Build Office to the Builders Licencing, Plumbers and Drainers Licencing and Electrical Workers and Contractors Licencing functions.
Through quality strategies, programs, people, partnerships and systems, the Department of Education and Training will grow educated, skilled and smart Territorians.
We provide quality early childhood services and education for all young Territorians, with a focus on meeting the needs of Indigenous students, leading to jobs, training and further education. In the training business area, we work to increase access to training pathways for Territorians to build or expand their skills so they can contribute to and benefit from the Territory's development.
We employ about 4500 people across the Northern Territory, including about 3800 teachers, principals and other school staff.
Every school day, we provide public education to about 30,000 students in 150 schools.
The Indigenous school-aged population in the Northern Territory of 39.5 per cent is significantly higher than the national average of 4.1 per cent.
About 31 per cent of our school workforce is based in remote locations.
The Department of Local Government and Housing (DLGH) plays an important role in the Northern Territory as its responsibilities affect the quality of life for all Territorians.
These responsibilities include housing, local government, governance and Indigenous services, water safety, animal welfare and a significant role within all NT Regions through regional offices in four locations.
Our vision is transforming the physical and social infrastructure across the Territory. We work towards this goal by building partnerships with both urban and remote communities to achieve improved outcomes.