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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 Consultation

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Central Palmerston Area Plan

The Planning Commission wants to hear the community’s vision for the Central Palmerston Area.

Developing an Area Plan needs stakeholder involvement—it’s your City Centre!

We are talking to the community, gathering information and looking at what is needed to accommodate future growth in the area before we draft the Central Palmerston Area Plan.

This is an opportunity for the community, property owners and businesses to get involved in the planning process. Share your ideas about future land use in Central Palmerston and tell us what you think should be in the Area Plan.

Stage 1 community engagement is happening now through to Friday 30 August 2019.

Find out more about the Central Palmerston Area Plan.


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Central Darwin Area Plan

The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics placed the Draft Central Darwin Area Plan on public exhibition as a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment. Exhibition ran from Friday 7 June 2019 to Friday 5 July 2019.

The exhibition package for the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment can be found on the Central Darwin Area Plan project page under Resources and Reading Material.

The NT Planning Commission will hold a hearing in relation to the submissions received in the near future.

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



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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.


Expressions of Interest:
Members of Northern Territory Planning Commission

Update - 8 July 2019
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for up to three suitably qualified members for
appointment to the Northern Territory Planning Commission have now closed.

Contact NT Planning Commission Secretariat if you have any questions about the Expression of Interest process.