The chapter continued to work closely with government, industry and community groups. Chapter representatives have been actively involved on the Building Appeals Board, Building Advisory Committee, Northern Territory Architects Registration Board, Alice in Ten Built Environment Committee, the Building Practitioners Board, the Public Art Grant Program Committee, quarterly meetings with the CEO of the Department of Planning & Infrastructure and the Chief Ministerís business roundtable meetings.
Further advocacy was achieved through comments and submissions on the Building Act, utilisation of the NT Government Architect, Panel Contracts, Creating Darwinís Future and the NT Planning Scheme.
The NT chapterís lodgement of a formal objection with the Development Consent Authority against a high rise development in the city generated vibrant debate among local and NT government representatives, and the community. The development application before the Authority was subsequently refused.
Congratulations to the RAIA members who submitted projects for the 2006 Northern Territory Architecture Awards. Thank you to the jurors John Wilkins, Brendan Meney and Sue Bradley for their invaluable contribution and commitment. Once again Steven Huntingfordís orchestration of a terrific awards function created continual raucous response from the audience and left them looking forward to the possibilities of 2007.
The chapter hosted five national continuing professional development sessions, as well as presenting sessions on pre-registration information and managing your risk. Winner of the 2006 Gold Medal, Kerry Hill, presented to a large audience at the NT Museum.
The chapter greatly appreciated the support of BlueScope Steel, Tarkett, Cerbis, General Roofing Products, the Northern Territory Government Department of Planning and Infrastructure, Territory Housing - Department of Local Government, Housing and Sport, National Trust Northern Territory and the Darwin City Council. Thank you to all our members and associates who helped out throughout the year with their time, knowledge and energy.
Northern Territory Chapter Council
Ross Connolly FRAIA - President
Charmain Enthaler RAIA
Steven Huntingford FRAIA
Richard Layton RAIA
Gregory McNamara RAIA
Brendan Meney RAIA
Simon Scally RAIA
Ross Tonkin FRAIA