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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.


Expressions of Interest:
Members of Northern Territory Planning Commission

Do you have expertise in disciplines relating to land use planning, community planning or service delivery?

Are you passionate about planning that provides for economic growth, community wellbeing and environmental sustainability?

Would you like to help develop the strategic framework for land use, transport and infrastructure planning in the Territory?

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for up to three suitably qualified members for appointment to the Northern Territory Planning Commission. Find out more


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Central Darwin Area Plan

The Planning Commission is pleased to advise that the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has placed the Draft Central Darwin Area Plan on public exhibition as a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment.

Exhibition will run from Friday 7 June 2019 to Friday 5 July 2019.

The exhibition package for the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment can be found at https://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/planning/lta.dar.list#amendments .

Read about the Planning Commission's past work on the Central Darwin Area Plan project.


Current Consultation


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Katherine East Area Plan

The second stage of community consultation on draft Area Plan for the suburb of Katherine East is happening now through to 21 June 2019.

The Katherine community are being asked to have a say on planning for important land uses in Katherine East, including the three focus areas.

Find out more about the Katherine East Area Plan project.