Introduction

The Department of Transport, Transport Infrastructure Planning Division manages a range of transport infrastructure assets ensuring they meet the needs of the Northern Territory and embody the principles of safety, quality, value for money and environmental responsibility.

The Division's most important client is the public. 

Everybody benefits from having safe, efficient and reliable transport infrastructure that increases the Territory's accessibility and economic potential. 

The Division aims to ensure Government is always responsive to the needs of the public, both by engaging in direct consultation with key representatives in industry and the community, and by collecting and analysing road asset and traffic data on an ongoing basis.

This section provides links to some of the major road projects currently being undertaken.

With regard to the road network, the Division:

  • provides the strategic direction for Government and plans the road network
  • ensures the network's development is in line with customer and stakeholder requirements
  • sets the requirements for the network's maintenance and preservation for "whole of life" effectiveness and efficiency
  • sets policy and standards for management of the network and the road environment, in recognition of its relationship with the motorist and the adjacent landowners
  • provides advice on the above to Government and the public.

The Division is empowered under the Control of Roads Act on behalf of the NT Government as the owner of the road network for the care and management of the network, and is the competent authority under the Traffic Act. 

The NT road network comprises the national highways, arterial and local roads, and bridges in the Territory, except for those owned by local government, community associations and some pastoralists.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017