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The Northern Territory Planning Commission

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is an independent statutory authority.

It sets the strategic framework for integrated land use, transport and infrastructure planning, working to deliver more sustainable and cost-effective outcomes for the community that reflect environmental and heritage values.

The Commission consults with the community to develop strategic plans and policies for inclusion in the Planning Scheme and advises on significant development proposals.


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Palmerston City Centre and Periphery Area Plan

The Palmerston community is encouraged to get involved in the preparation of an Area Plan for Palmerston’s city centre and surrounding key employment centres.

The draft plan will also build on the comprehensive work done by City of Palmerston in developing the recently released City Centre Master Plan. 

Find out more about the Palmerston City Centre and Periphery Area Plan

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Howards Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

The Commission wants to hear from local land owners, residents and businesses to help prepare options for an Area Plan for the Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre. Creating an Area Plan follows the inclusion of the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan in the NT Planning Scheme in July 2016 which introduced land use concept plans for Litchfield’s Rural Activity Centres, including Howard Springs.

Our focus on planning in the Rural Activity Centres will help maintain the amenity and lifestyle of the rural area, ensuring there are reticulated services available to the growing population, and help protect the rural area from ribbon development.

Find out more about the Howards Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan