Our Strategy

NT Shelter is a non-government, not-for-profit incorporated association that provides peak body services to its members across the Northern Territory.

Our board of up to 11 independent directors oversee the strategic direction and governance of the organisation. Board members are appointed for three-year terms and are proven, successful leaders of member organisations across the housing and homelessness sector. Together, they contribute a wealth of knowledge and experience of the housing and homelessness system through a Northern Territory lens.

Our team of four staff are located in Darwin and Alice Springs and are highly engaged, dedicated professionals committed to making a real difference to the housing outcomes of Territorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged in the housing market.

Our Vision

Appropriate and Affordable Housing for ALL People of the Northern Territory

Our Purpose

We advocate, influence government policy and grow public awareness of housing issues. This ensures appropriate, affordable and accessible housing especially for disadvantaged groups on low incomes.

Our Principles

Our Strategic Objectives

NT Shelter’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is based on action across four key areas:

  • Influencing policy makers in the decision and implementation of housing policies
  • Engaging regularly with members and other stakeholders, including the business community, investors, government agencies
  • Actively supporting the needs of the sector, building consensus with members on what is needed to drive equitable housing outcomes in the NT
  • On behalf of our members, driving the conversation on what appropriate, accessible and affordable housing looks like
  • Clearly communicating calls-to-action in our messaging to government and in the public arena
  • Building networks to secure a whole-of-government approach to housing
  • Expanding the housing knowledge base for our members and other stakeholders
  • Expand and enhance our sector collaboration activities to increase sector participation and engagement, and build effectiveness
  • Continuously improve our proposition through listening to our members and prospective members
  • Strengthen sector participation in the development of our policy
  • Pursuing opportunities to bring the sector together to collaborate on innovation and program design
  • Building strategic relationships and alliances with key partners including other peaks
  • Secure sector support and alignment to our advocacy and messaging
  • Engaging in research, networking and idea sharing with others (including other peak bodies
  • Build organisational knowledge and capability through participation in external networks, knowledge transfer, conferences and research
  • Compile and disseminate analysis, research and news updates for members through our newsletters, including relevant media content, best practice and innovation
  • Optimise website and social media applications to add value for members
  • Use available technology/social media platforms to build our audience reach and impact
  • Continually scan and analyse key trends and developments in demographics, cohort characteristics, economic considerations
  • Provide opportunities for members to attend conferences and further their professional development
  • Keep the sector well informed through information exchanges, networking opportunities, briefings and special events
  • Identify opportunities to link members to training and education relating to housing,including introduction to innovation and best practice
  • Build relationships with other organisations and partners in order to broaden sector expertise and synergies

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