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.

The review has been extended to 24 March 2017.

The stakeholder working group has identified additional data requirements and further work will be undertaken to gather the required information.

The review is technically complex and is the most comprehensive review of town camps undertaken by government to date. This one month extension is necessary to ensure that a comprehensive report will be delivered.

Last updated: 03 March 2017