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INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND RESIDENTS AT TALC HEAD – 100 OF BRAY – DARWIN, NT NOTICE PLACED BY RED TOWER (NT) PTY LTD – REGISTERED OWNER OF LOTS A & B – TALC HEAD – 100 OF BRAY – DARWIN NT

13/10/2021

Information for Property Owners and Residents at TALC HEAD

– 100 of Bray – DARWIN, NT

Notice Placed by Red Tower (NT) Pty Ltd – Registered Owner of Lots A & B –

Talc Head – 100 of Bray – Darwin NT


Background

Red Tower has lodged an EDP Proposal (Exceptional Development Permit) with the Northern Territory Government (NTG), in relation to its property holdings at Talc Head as described herein.

Red Tower is applying to subdivide its property and create a 30m wide Right of Way (ROW) to legitimise the current track or crossing, used by other Talc Head residents and members of the public to access Talc Head properties and other features. This access currently is illegal and a trespass of Lots A & B.


Some 28 properties at Talc Head were subdivided and issued titles around 1970. Since that time, assumptions have been made by Talc Head owners, as to motor vehicle accessibility to their properties, given no notices as to the lack of formal road access to Talc Head were advised when the subdivisions were registered. This was an oversite from a different time, with anecdotal evidence supporting the sea-only access of the original 28 Lot Talc Head subdivision.


Outcomes

*Red Tower has property value and realistic options for use of their property impaired, by constant use of illegal cross traffic and is concerned about adverse outcome with accidents etc.

*In reality, Talc Head owners have no legal or dedicated vehicle access across Talc Head to their properties, with the probability of impaired values.

*NTG could eventually face claims for a mistake made over 50 years ago.

Red Tower do not want any resultant conflict over these issues, with other Talc Head owners or Authorities, and realise that the best way to fix their problem regarding trespassing Talc Head traffic, is to fix problems faced by other owners and the NTG, by legitimising accesses through a collaborative EDP application.EDP Proposal and Outcomes Hoped for by Red Tower Application

*Red Tower applies for a Right of Way (ROW) of 30m wide. The ROW follows the illegal track precisely, legitimising the access for Talc Head owners and removing the risk of property value impairment. This 30m ROW simply legalises the existing access route.

*As per the EDP, Red Tower applies to subdivide Lots A&B with a commercially viable outcome, with access from the ROW created and remaining in current condition.

*The potential for any actions by Talc Head owners to Authorities or any other potential conflicts are removed. Red Tower will reclaim the ‘quiet enjoyment’ of their property.

*The area is very rural and without any typical Town Services. It is, some 12 plus KM’s from Belyuen and access is difficult. Unfortunately, since 1970 the illegality of the vehicle access used by residents has not been generally known and impossible to police.

*In the EDP, Red Tower is offering the ROW corridor, without cost or compensation from NTG, to support the application.

Darwin 0820

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