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NT Build is a Government appointed board established under the Construction Industry Long Service Leave and Benefits Act which provides for long service leave and long service benefits for construction workers.
Building Advisory Services Branch administers the Building Act 1993 and associated Building Regulations to ensure that structures within proclaimed building areas of the Northern Territory achieve minimum structural, fire, safety, health and amenity standards as defined in the following: Building Code of Australia 2004; National Plumbing Code (AS3500); and Code of practice for small on-site sewage and sullage treatment systems and the disposal or reuse of sewage effluent.
Building Advisory Services Branch administers the Building Act 1993 and associated Building Regulations to ensure that structures within proclaimed building areas of the Northern Territory achieve minimum structural, fire, safety, health and amenity standards as defined in the following: Building Code of Australia 2004; National Plumbing Code (AS3500); and Code of practice for small on-site sewage and sullage treatment systems and the disposal or reuse of sewage effluent.
The Construction Division is a Government Business Division of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure and the leading Northern Territory Government provider of infrastructure planning, construction and maintenance. It also plays a lead role in disaster management.
The Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment has 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.
This NT Materials Testing Manual comprises Laboratory Tests and Field Procedures most commonly used by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure in the quality control of road building materials and of work processes, and to provide uniformity in sampling and testing of construction materials throughout the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory Government provides a stamp duty concession to persons purchasing a home or land on which to build a home that is to be their principal place of residence.
Territory Business Centres are the initial contact and referral point for starting a business, business & industry licence information, business planning assistance and links to departmental assistance programs.
NT WorkSafe promotes safer workplaces and support for injured workers. NT WorkSafe works with employers and employees to ensure injured workers have access to medical, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation costs and income support. Under NT WorkSafe, all employers must hold a workers compensation insurance policy to cover all employees.

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