DCM Territory Growth Planning Unit and the School for Social Policy Research team up for the future.

26 March 2009

Demographer Nick McTurk is dividing his time between the School for Social Policy Research, Charles Darwin University and the Territory Growth Planning Unit within the Department of the Chief Minister.  Nick is estimating future demand for services across the Territory using the latest NT government population projections and data provided by several government agencies. The purpose of the exercise is to improve the government’s capacity to plan for future needs of Territorians in health, social welfare, education, community safety, housing and domestic utilities.  This project is a component of the Territory 2030 strategic plan.

Nick has been seconded from Charles Darwin University via the Northern Territory Government/Charles Darwin University Partnership Agreement Staff Sharing Arrangement. 

For more information about Staff Sharing under the Partnership Agreement go to: http://www.cdu.edu.au/government/staff sharing framework.html





Key objectives

  1. Economic Development
  2. Social and Cultural Development
  3. Environmentally Sustainable Development

About the partnership

The Partnership Agreement provides for the economic and social development of the Northern Territory to be supported by a robust and resilient University working in partnership with government agencies and the wider community to contribute to education, research, policy development and program delivery.