Town camp review

The Northern Territory Government has engaged Deloitte to conduct an independent review into the Northern Territory’s 43 town camps.

The review is comprehensive and includes assessing over 700 houses as well as considering:

  • land tenure
  • leasing and legislation
  • municipal 
  • essential infrastructure
  • governance
  • administration
  • service delivery.

The review will also consider potential economic development opportunities for residents in town camps.

The results of the review will allow residents and government to make informed decisions about improving service delivery for town camps.

Residents, service providers and lease-holders will have the opportunity to participate in the review and each town camp will be visited as part of the review.

Local town camp residents have been trained and employed as Aboriginal Community Engagement Specialists (ACEs). The ACEs are the first point of contact for engagement with the town camps. Where possible, ACEs will speak the first language of town camp residents. The engagement of local residents ensures that the voices of community members are represented in the review.

To participate in the review or for more information contact the Project Manager John Gleeson on 0413 815 600 or

The review will be completed by 28 February 2017.

Housing inspections

As part of the review all town camp houses will be inspected and photographed to record their age, size and condition of the house and the number of people living there. The inspection and photographs will be recorded on an iPad. There will be no housing inspections in the communities of Borroloola and Elliott as these houses were recently inspected as part of a separate government project.

Housing inspections coming up:

Alice Springs – week commencing 16 January

Housing inspections completed:

Pine Creek
Tennant Creek

If you have any questions about the housing inspection process contact: John Gleeson on 0413 815 600 or

Last updated: 13 January 2017