Key Northern Territory Government Policies
Under standard criteria for Temporary Entry Long Stay Business visas, the positions available must be positions that cannot be filled from the NT labour force. Applicants from overseas with the required skills can either obtain a temporary visa from between three months to four years or an Onshore/Offshore Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa for a provisional three year period (with potential to become a permanent resident). Full details on policies and procedures:
Environmental Assessment Act
The Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sports (NRETAS) administers the environmental assessment process under the Environmental Assessment Act and Administrative Procedures. View the processes involved in the environmental impact assessment process:
Building and Development Approvals
The Northern Territory Department of Lands and Planning (DLP) has the responsibility for developing and providing strategic planning, growth frameworks, strategies and infrastructure plans required for sustainable development. For complete details on Building Advisory Services, Strategic Lands and Planning, Land Administration departments:
Bioresources and Biotechnology
The vast majority of the Northern Territory remains undeveloped and is host to a wide range of environments, rich in biodiversity. The following link provides access to guidelines to biological research, permit applications, regulations and procedures. The Department of Business (DoB) has the responsibility for processing applications for permits for the collection of biological resources.
Building Northern Territory Industry Participation
The Industry Participation Plan (IPP) policy has been developed by the Northern Territory Government to give competitive Territory based business the opportunity to participate in the future growth of the Territory and to enhance local business and industry capability.
Content current at 16 December 2010.