Strengthening the regions

The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet is committed to a growing economy in places where Territorians want to live. Growing the Northern Territory’s population is critical to growing our economy.

A larger, more diverse population will mean better services, a stronger retail sector, more opportunity, more jobs, more significant private investment, and more revenue for the Territory.

The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet key areas of focus include:


The Barkly Regional Deal is a joint partnership between the three levels of government to support the region’s economic and social development. Under the Local Decision Making plan the Northern Territory Government partners with Aboriginal communities to assist the transition of government services and programs to community control.

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Alice Springs is the heart of Australia's Red Centre. Our goal, is to establish the region as Australia’s inland capital. The revitalisation of the Alice Springs CBD is one of the Northern Territory Government priorities to improve the liveability and attractiveness of Alice Springs for residents and visitors.

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Last updated: 12 June 2019

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