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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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Coolalinga / Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

The Planning Commission is starting work on an Area Plan for the Coolalinga/Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre. Stage 1 includes the release of a discussion paper and a first round of community consultation. 

This is an opportunity for you to get involved in the planning process by helping to develop a vision to meet the future needs for Coolalinga/Freds Pass.

The Planning Commission is pleased to be working alongside the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics to also address long term traffic management issues in the locality.

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

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Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is working through the Area Planning process for the Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre.

The Commission took draft options for the Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan to the community during March 2017.

The options and draft planning principles for the Area Plan were developed after feedback from the community in late 2016 and involvement of Litchfield Council and a community advisory group.

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