The position of the Executive Director of Township Leasing is established under Section 20B of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. The Executive Director is an independent statutory holder who's the primary role is to on behalf of the Australian Government hold long term leases over Aboriginal townships located in the Northern Territory. The Executive Director functions enable it to hold of other types of leases and subleases on land primarily held for the benefit of Aboriginal people, this can include housing and other infrastructure. The Executive Director works with communities to ensure that the township lease is managed effectively and provides a real benefit to the Aboriginal Traditional Owners and the community generally. Under subsection 64 (4A) of the Land Rights Act the activities of The Executive Director of Township Leasing are funded from the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA). Full financial details of the Aboriginals Benefit Account can be found in the financial statements of the relevant Department.
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
GPO Box 3671
Darwin NT 801