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The Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development is responsible for providing key services to Territorians, particularly to those living in remote communities and the disadvantaged.

This includes providing services and support for urban and remote housing, homelessness, town camps, local government and interpreting services.

The department is committed to improving access to housing, reducing overcrowding, increasing community development and local decision making and providing governance support to councils and regional communities.

The department manages more than 12 500 dwellings across the Northern Territory’s 1.35 million square kilometres. In partnership with government and non-government agencies, the department strives to:

  • Provide accommodation pathways and housing options for Territorians in need
  • Support the Specialist Homeless Services sector to deliver accommodation and support services to Territorians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Build stronger regions and communities through effective local government
  • Deliver and coordinate essential infrastructure projects and services to remote communities
  • Provide interpreting and translating services to support members of our community who speak a language other than English.

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