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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.

Current projects

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Tennant Creek Land Use Plan

Stage 2 consultation on the Draft Tennant Creek  Land Use Plan occurred during July/August 2018.

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the Tennant Creek community to help shape future land use in the township by providing comment on the a draft Land Use Plan. This second stage of public consultation allows for comment and input on the draft Land Use Plan. The draft was prepared by taking into account community feedback and background investigations from the first stage of consultation in late 2017.

Find out more about the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan.

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Central Alice Springs Area Plan - Help Shape Future Land Use in Alice Springs

Stage 2 consultation for a Central Alice Springs Area Plan occurred during July/August 2018.

This stage of consultation allows for further comment and input into the draft Area Plan, which has been prepared by taking into account community feedback and background investigations from Stage 1.

Get involved by dropping in to see us at the Alice Springs Show or pop-up information stalls over the next few weeks.

Find out more about the Central Alice Springs Area Plan


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Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

Stage one consultation on an Area Plan for the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre occurred during March 2018.

Our focus on planning in the Activity Centre 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 Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan project.

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Central Darwin Area Plan

Stage one consultation for a Central Darwin Area Plan occurred from Tuesday 24 October until Friday 24 November 2017.

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is working to create an Area Plan for Central Darwin – from Frances Bay and the Waterfront through to Cullen Bay and all areas in between.

The Area Plan will guide land use and development that strengthens Central Darwin as the heart of a vibrant, functional and attractive capital city.

Find out more about the Central Darwin Area Plan

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Coolalinga / Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

Stage Two consultation for the Coolalinga/Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre Area Plan concluded on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Find out more about the Coolalinga / Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre Area Plan