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22 Feb
Inquiry into the Help to Buy Bill and Help to Buy Consequential Provisions Bill 2023

HIA provided a submission into the Help to Buy Bill 2023 and the Help to Buy (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023, herein referred to as the Help to Buy Bills.

22 Feb
Addressing skilled trades shortages key for NT Budget and upcoming election

“The upcoming Northern Territory budget presents a key opportunity for the Government to focus attention on measures to support increased housing supply and the delivery of much-needed homes in the Territory,” HIA Executive Director, Luis Espinoza said today.

22 Feb
Land Development Pre-DCR Clearance Process

New fast-tracked process to access land titles earlier for eligible developments.

22 Feb
2024-2025 Northern Territory Pre-Budget Submission

HIA submitted the Northern Territory pre-budget submission to the NT Chief Minister.

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