Speaker

Jamie Chalker APM

CEO, Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development NT

 Jamie Chalker APM

Jamie was appointed as the CEO of Department of Local Government, Housing and Communities following a policing career in the Northern Territory.

The Department of Local Government, Housing and Communities  leads the delivery of the government’s priorities in the areas of housing and community development. It is integral in the development of towns, regions and remote areas, with responsibility for urban and remote housing, local government, Aboriginal interpreting services, homeland and outstation services, remote land tenure and Indigenous essential services.

Under Jamie’s charter, the DLGHC leads the delivery of the government’s priorities in the areas of housing and community development. It is integral in the development of towns, regions and remote areas, with responsibility for urban and remote public housing, local government, Aboriginal interpreting services, homeland and outstation services, remote land tenure and Indigenous essential services. The department is the main provider of social housing in the NT, responsible for over 12 000 dwellings and 9 000 tenancies. It also administers joint agreements with the Commonwealth Government for the National Partnership on Remote Housing and the Remote Australia Strategies.

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